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Om social sårbarhet i samband med extraordinära händelser - en intervjustudie i 12 kommuner

Nieminen Kristofersson, Tuija LU (2007) 1012.
Abstract
The aim of this report is to study how the authorities in twelve Swedish municipalities consider social vulnerability in disasters. The study is based on telephone interviews with ten officials responsible for safety and risk analysis and with ten officials responsible for social and psychological support after disasters. Three group interviews about the support for affected citizens after the storm Gudrun in southern Sweden in 2005, the Asian tsunami in 2004 and an accident with toxic gas in 2005 were conducted with municipal officials. The municipalities represent different kinds of cities and villages in Sweden.



The measures in the municipalities were performed with expert knowledge to keep the legitimacy of the... (More)
The aim of this report is to study how the authorities in twelve Swedish municipalities consider social vulnerability in disasters. The study is based on telephone interviews with ten officials responsible for safety and risk analysis and with ten officials responsible for social and psychological support after disasters. Three group interviews about the support for affected citizens after the storm Gudrun in southern Sweden in 2005, the Asian tsunami in 2004 and an accident with toxic gas in 2005 were conducted with municipal officials. The municipalities represent different kinds of cities and villages in Sweden.



The measures in the municipalities were performed with expert knowledge to keep the legitimacy of the municipal authorities. In some municipalities the support was performed with empowerment and was adjusted to the needs of the affected. The officials considered elderly and other people who already have care or nursing, immigrants and those without social network, as socially vulnerable. None of the respondents mentioned homeless people, tourists or illegal immigrants. These groups are often mentioned in international research. Some of the respondents discussed how far the responsibility of the municipal authorities should extend. They also discussed how much responsibility citizens living in the countryside should have for their own safety for example in case of power failure. The question ought to bring up for public and political discussion. Another question is whether the authorities or the affected have the right to define social vulnerability. (Less)
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social vulnerability, empowerment, social networks, disasters, legitimacy
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1012
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82 pages
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LUCRAM, Lund University
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1404-2983
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Framework Research Programme for Risk and Vulnerability Analysis
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Swedish
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The measures in the municipalities were performed with expert knowledge to keep the legitimacy of the municipal authorities. In some municipalities the support was performed with empowerment and was adjusted to the needs of the affected. The officials considered elderly and other people who already have care or nursing, immigrants and those without social network, as socially vulnerable. None of the respondents mentioned homeless people, tourists or illegal immigrants. These groups are often mentioned in international research. Some of the respondents discussed how far the responsibility of the municipal authorities should extend. They also discussed how much responsibility citizens living in the countryside should have for their own safety for example in case of power failure. The question ought to bring up for public and political discussion. Another question is whether the authorities or the affected have the right to define social vulnerability.},
  author       = {Nieminen Kristofersson, Tuija},
  institution  = {LUCRAM, Lund University},
  issn         = {1404-2983},
  keyword      = {social vulnerability,empowerment,social networks,disasters,legitimacy},
  language     = {swe},
  pages        = {82},
  title        = {Om social sårbarhet i samband med extraordinära händelser - en intervjustudie i 12 kommuner},
  volume       = {1012},
  year         = {2007},
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