Search for dissertations about: "disaster"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 121 swedish dissertations containing the word disaster.

  1. 1. Disaster response for recovery : survivors experiences, and the use of disaster radio to promote health after natural disasters

    Author : Karin Hugelius; Annsofie Adolfsson; Mervyn Gifford; Per Örtenwall; Birgitta Wireklint Sundström; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; natural disaster; disaster response; disaster health; recovery; resilience;

    Abstract : Disasters occur all over the world, and affect a rising number of people. The health effects of natural disasters depend on several factors present before, during, and after a disaster event. However, there is only limited knowledge of survivors experiences, needs, and health after natural disasters. READ MORE

  2. 2. Centralized Disaster Management Collaboration in Turkey

    Author : Helena Hermansson; Daniel Nohrstedt; Charles Parker; Annica Sandström; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; collaboration; disaster management; collaborative disaster management; cross-sector collaboration; trust; power balance; legitimacy; integration; local knowledge; local actors; civil society; interdependence; pre-existing relations; political affiliation; natural disaster; disaster response; damage assessment; aid distribution; search and rescue; decentralization; central-local collaboration; political-administrative system; Turkey; Van; Erciş; Statskunskap; Political Science; Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot krishantering och internationell samverkan; Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot krishantering och internationell samverkan;

    Abstract : Following unprecedented earthquakes in 1999, highly centralized Turkey initiated reforms that aimed to improve disaster management collaboration and to empower local authorities. In 2011, two earthquakes hit the country anew affecting the city of Van and town of Erciş in Turkey’s southeast. READ MORE

  3. 3. Watermarks : Urban Flooding and Memoryscape in Argentina

    Author : Susann Ullberg; Gudrun Dahl; Penny Harvey; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; natural disaster; memory; vulnerability; resilience; adaptation; adaptability; Argentina; Santa Fe; naturkatastrof; minne; sårbarhet; resiliens; anpassning; Argentina; Santa Fe; Social Anthropology; socialantropologi; disaster; Kulturantropologi; Cultural Anthropology; Natural disaster; Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot strategi och säkerhetspolitik; Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot strategi och säkerhetspolitik;

    Abstract : The relationship between social experience and action in the context of recurrent disasters is often thought of in terms of adaptation. This study problematises this assumption from an anthropological perspective by analysing the memoryscape that mediates past experiences of disasters. READ MORE

  4. 4. Improving disaster response evaluations : Supporting advances in disaster risk management through the enhancement of response evaluation usefulness

    Author : Ralf Josef Johanna Beerens; Avdelningen för Riskhantering och Samhällssäkerhet; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; SOCIAL SCIENCES; crisis; disaster; emergency; disaster risk management DRM ; preparedness; exercise; simulation; response; performance; evaluation; usefullness; design; The Netherlands;

    Abstract : Future disasters or crises are difficult to predict and therefore hard to prepare for. However, while a specific event might not have happened, it can be simulated in an exercise. READ MORE

  5. 5. Disaster and recovery

    Author : Lars Wahlström; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; Natural disaster; tsunami; mental health; psychological distress; posttraumatic stress; life threat; life change events; social support; crisis intervention; recovery;

    Abstract : Background: Most people who survive a disaster respond with psychological reactions, but only a minority suffer from lasting psychological problems. Despite evidence of the significance of specific exposures for impaired psychological health after disaster, the relative importance of single exposures remains unclarified. READ MORE