Disaster Phases
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Culture provides socially constructed myths about nature which, in turn, influence the individual interpretation of natural phenomena

30.09.2018


Human responses to disasters remain unchanged due to our shared evolutionary heritage

30.09.2018


Loss of confidence in civil authorities after man-made disasters

30.09.2018


People perceive human interference with nature as negative, regardless of its purpose

30.09.2018


Natural and man-made hazards are perceived differently and elicit different types of emotions

30.09.2018


People tolerate natural disasters better than man-made ones and media has an important influence on this

30.09.2018


Natural disasters are followed by an increase in willingness to help other people

30.09.2018


Cultural Factors: Norms/values, Attitudes toward environmental issues

Hazards: Natural hazards

Disaster Phases: Response, Recovery

Types of Actors Concerned: Non-active citizens

Natural disasters encourage solidarity while technological disasters create a rigid community

30.09.2018


Floods are perceived to have predominantly financial consequences while landslides are viewed as life threating events

30.09.2018


Cultural Factors: Attitudes toward environmental issues

Hazards: Natural hazards

Disaster Phases: Prevention, Preparedness, Response

Types of Actors Concerned: Non-active citizens

Links between age and gender and the vulnerability hypothesis

30.09.2018


Cultural Factors: Age-related roles, Gender roles

Hazards: Natural hazards

Disaster Phases: Prevention, Preparedness, Response

Types of Actors Concerned: Non-active citizens

Previous experience with natural disasters is linked to a greater willingness to be better prepared and cooperate with local authorities

30.09.2018


The severity of risk consequences influences perceived risk of future disasters

30.09.2018


Cultural Factors: Individual/collective memory

Hazards: Natural hazards

Disaster Phases: Prevention, Preparedness, Response

Types of Actors Concerned: Non-active citizens

Decisions for action are what differentiate hazards from risks

30.09.2018


A community's local knowledge has value in dealing with disasters

30.09.2018


Cultural Factors: Local knowledge, Norms/values

Hazards: Natural hazards

Disaster Phases: Prevention, Preparedness, Recovery, Response, All disaster phases

Types of Actors Concerned: Non-active citizens

Capacities of local communities and their culture is important in defining their level of preparedness, response and recovery from a disaster

30.09.2018


Alternative knowledge strategies and local risk cultures are important in policy and decision-making processes, both for experts and non-experts

30.09.2018


Cultural Factors: Norms/values, Local knowledge

Hazards: Natural hazards

Disaster Phases: Prevention, Preparedness, Response, Recovery, All disaster phases

Types of Actors Concerned: Non-active citizens

Popular explanations of threats and disasters are important to the cultures in question

30.09.2018


Cultural Factors: Local knowledge

Hazards: Natural hazards

Disaster Phases: Prevention, Preparedness, Response, Recovery, All disaster phases

Types of Actors Concerned: Non-active citizens

In some places, religious explanations for natural disasters are taken into account (Egypt), while in others scientific explanations are predominant (UK)

30.09.2018


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