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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 13(3-4). p.345-363
Abstract

Values and opinions about what is valuable, are of centralimportance in risk and vulnerability analyses. Yet what is considered valuableis seldom explicitly established. The aim of this study is to explore what groupsof civil servants express as valuable and worth protecting when performing riskand vulnerability analyses in their organisations and to discuss the underlyingreasons for their stipulations. A theoretical framework is elaborated and appliedon the outcome of four seminars, in which participants from Swedish publicorganisations express what they consider valuable and worth protecting. Theresults show considerable variation in what is expressed as valuable and worthprotecting. Possible explanations for the variation and the... (More)

Values and opinions about what is valuable, are of centralimportance in risk and vulnerability analyses. Yet what is considered valuableis seldom explicitly established. The aim of this study is to explore what groupsof civil servants express as valuable and worth protecting when performing riskand vulnerability analyses in their organisations and to discuss the underlyingreasons for their stipulations. A theoretical framework is elaborated and appliedon the outcome of four seminars, in which participants from Swedish publicorganisations express what they consider valuable and worth protecting. Theresults show considerable variation in what is expressed as valuable and worthprotecting. Possible explanations for the variation and the usefulness of theoutcomes of the different seminars are discussed.

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Crisis management, Emergency management, Establish, Explicit, Extrinsic, Instrumental, Intrinsic, Opinions, Risk analysis, Valuable, Value, Variation, Vulnerability analysis make explicit, Worth protecting
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International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management
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3-4
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10.1504/IJRAM.2009.030704
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  author       = {Nilsson, Jerry and Becker, Per},
  issn         = {1466-8297},
  keyword      = {Crisis management,Emergency management,Establish,Explicit,Extrinsic,Instrumental,Intrinsic,Opinions,Risk analysis,Valuable,Value,Variation,Vulnerability analysis make explicit,Worth protecting},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {12},
  number       = {3-4},
  pages        = {345--363},
  series       = {International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management},
  title        = {What's important? Making what is valuable and worth protecting explicit when performing risk and vulnerability analyses},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJRAM.2009.030704},
  volume       = {13},
  year         = {2009},
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