Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Preventing and Preparing for Disasters – The Role of aSwedish Local Emergent Citizen Group
Lund University, Sweden.
RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden, Safety and Transport, Safety.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0494-0089
Malmö University, Sweden.
2015 (English)In: International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, ISSN 0280-7270, Vol. 33, no 3, 360-387 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Disasters such as the storms that affected Sweden in 2005 and 2007 showed that citizens initially conducted a large part of the disaster response, such as clearing roads, giving psychosocial support to affected neighbours and repairing power lines in collaboration with power companies. As a result of these storms, an Emergent Citizen Group (ECG) was established in a village which continued to work on risk prevention, even after the event. The aim of this paper is to describe and analyse this local emergent citizen group’s continuing work on the prevention of local risk and vulnerability, and particularly, their work on flood prevention. The results indicate that authorities seldom understand the ECG’s concerns about risks. Authorities also lack the experience and capacity to collaborate with, and support, the ECG’s risk and vulnerability reduction work. Bureaucratic barriers and declining motivation among volunteers within the ECGs could undermine commitment to the prevention of risks.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 33, no 3, 360-387 p.
Keyword [en]
Emergent Citizen Group; risk; storm; flood mitigation; Sweden
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-31295OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ri-31295DiVA: diva2:1144508
Available from: 2017-09-26 Created: 2017-09-26 Last updated: 2017-10-02Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Eriksson, Kerstin
By organisation
Safety
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Total: 2 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
v. 2.28.0