What is Risk in Disaster Research?

The first major concept and theorizing popular in the current research disaster is a risk. Risk research encompasses a broad range of topics on the probability of disaster events and their effects to communities. Risk scholarship flows from work on technology, natural disasters, individual, group, and organizational decision-making, politics, stratification, environment, and social impact assessment …

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7 Top Myths on Disasters

Photo Credit: Pixabay.com Myth #1: Disasters cause deaths at random. Reality: Disasters tend to take a higher toll on the most vulnerable geographic areas (high-risk areas), generally those settled by the poorest people. Photo Credit: Pixabay.com Myth #2: Disasters bring out the worst in human behavior. Reality: Although isolated cases of antisocial behavior exist, the majority …

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