Search for dissertations about: "natural disasters"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 49 swedish dissertations containing the words natural disasters.

  1. 1. Geographical Distribution of Disasters Caused by Natural Hazards in Data-scarce Areas : Methodological exploration on the Samala River catchment, Guatemala

    Author : Agnes Jane Soto Gómez; Veijo Pohjola; Allan Rodhe; Giuliano di Baldassarre; Günter Blöschl; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; natural disasters; Guatemala; data-scarce areas; natural disaster science methods; natural disaster maps; Geovetenskap med inriktning mot naturgeografi; Earth Science with specialization in Physical Geography;

    Abstract : An increasing trend in both the number of disasters and affected people has been observed, especially during the second half of the 20th century. The physical, economic and social impact that natural hazards have had on a global scale has prompted an increasing interest of governments, international institutions and the academia. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Social and Political Impact of Natural Disasters : Investigating Attitudes and Media Coverage in the Wake of Disasters

    Author : Frederike Albrecht; Charles Parker; Katrin Uba; Susanne Wallman-Lundåsen; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Natural disasters in Europe; social capital; social trust; sociology of disasters; politics of disasters; political trust; satisfaction with the government; government accountability; media coverage of disasters; media framing; claims-making; political claims; Statskunskap; Political Science;

    Abstract : Natural disasters are social and political phenomena. Social structures create vulnerability to natural hazards and governments are often seen as responsible for the effects of disasters. READ MORE

  3. 3. Natural Disasters and National Election : On the 2004 Indian Ocean Boxing Day Tsunami, the 2005 Storm Gudrun and the 2006 Historic Regime Shift

    Author : Lina M. Eriksson; Kåre Vernby; Charles Parker; Henning Finseraas; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; accountability; retrospective voting; party support; regime shift; natural disasters; crisis response; international crisis response; international law; effective representation; multiparty systems;

    Abstract : The 2006 Swedish parliamentary election was a historic election with the largest bloc transfer of voters in Swedish history. The 2002-2006 incumbent Social Democratic Party (S) received its lowest voter support since 1914 as roughly 150,000, or 8%, of the 2002 S voters went to the main opposition, the conservative Moderate Party (M). READ MORE

  4. 4. Wind Power and Natural Disasters

    Author : Jon Olauson; Mikael Bergkvist; Stefan Ivanell; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Wind power; Natural disasters; Hybrid energy system; Meteorological model; Statistical model; Variability; Wind power integration;

    Abstract : Wind power can be related to natural disasters in several ways. This licentiate thesis gives some background and introduces four papers devoted to two aspects of this relation. The first section looks into how small-scale wind energy converters (WECs) could be used to generate power after a natural disaster. READ MORE

  5. 5. A rational response to natural disasters? : Explaining the global rise of regional disaster risk management

    Author : Simon Hollis; Hertie School of Governance; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; World Society Theory; Comparative Regionalism; Disaster Risk Reduction; Neoliberal Institutionalism; Analytical Eclecticism;

    Abstract : Natural disasters pervade the certainty of social life. In a globalized world this truism increasingly calls for transnational solutions to prevent, prepare, and respond to these deadly disruptions. Regional Disaster Risk Management (DRM) has recently emerged to meet this concern. READ MORE