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What’s important? Making what is valuable and worth protecting explicit when performing risk and vulnerability analyses

Nilsson, Jerry LU and Becker, Per LU (2009) In International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management (IJRAM)
Abstract
Values and opinions about what is valuable, are of central

importance in risk and vulnerability analyses. Yet what is considered valuable

is seldom explicitly established. The aim of this study is to explore what groups

of civil servants express as valuable and worth protecting when performing risk

and vulnerability analyses in their organisations and to discuss the underlying

reasons for their stipulations. A theoretical framework is elaborated and applied on the outcome of four seminars, in which participants from Swedish public organisations express what they consider valuable and worth protecting. The results show considerable variation in what is expressed as valuable and worth protecting.... (More)
Values and opinions about what is valuable, are of central

importance in risk and vulnerability analyses. Yet what is considered valuable

is seldom explicitly established. The aim of this study is to explore what groups

of civil servants express as valuable and worth protecting when performing risk

and vulnerability analyses in their organisations and to discuss the underlying

reasons for their stipulations. A theoretical framework is elaborated and applied on the outcome of four seminars, in which participants from Swedish public organisations express what they consider valuable and worth protecting. The results show considerable variation in what is expressed as valuable and worth protecting. Possible explanations for the variation and the usefulness of the outcomes of the different seminars are discussed. (Less)
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establish, vulnerability analysis, variation, crisis management, opinions, emergency management, explicit, instrumental., value, worth protecting, extrinsic, intrinsic, risk analysis, make explicit, valuable
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International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management (IJRAM)
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Inderscience
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FRIVA
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importance in risk and vulnerability analyses. Yet what is considered valuable<br/><br>
is seldom explicitly established. The aim of this study is to explore what groups<br/><br>
of civil servants express as valuable and worth protecting when performing risk<br/><br>
and vulnerability analyses in their organisations and to discuss the underlying<br/><br>
reasons for their stipulations. A theoretical framework is elaborated and applied on the outcome of four seminars, in which participants from Swedish public organisations express what they consider valuable and worth protecting. The results show considerable variation in what is expressed as valuable and worth protecting. Possible explanations for the variation and the usefulness of the outcomes of the different seminars are discussed.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Jerry and Becker, Per},
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  series       = {International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management (IJRAM)},
  title        = {What’s important? Making what is valuable and worth protecting explicit when performing risk and vulnerability analyses},
  year         = {2009},
}