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With the major growth of the world’s population over the past century, as well as rapid urbanisation, people increasingly live in crowded cities. This trend is often accompanied by proliferation of poorly built housing, uncontrolled use of land, occupation of unsafe environments and overstretched services. When a natural hazard strikes such a city many people are vulnerable to loss of life and property. This book explores what these people think and feel about the threats that they face. How do they live with perils ranging from earthquakes to monsoons, from floods to hurricanes, in the 21st century?

The authors are drawn from a large range of disciplines: Psychology, Engineering, Geography, Anthropology and Urban Planning. They also reflect on how perils are represented in multiple cultures: the United States, Japan, Turkey, Bangladesh, the United Kingdom and New Zealand. The book therefore not only brings to light the ways that different cultures represent natural hazards but also the different ways in which various disciplines write about living with perils in the 21st century.

The book is addressed both to researchers and to organizations involved with risk management and risk mitigation.

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Frontmatter

2013 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 1. Introduction – Living with Perils in the Twenty-First Century

Tiziana Rossetto

2013 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 2. Risk Society and Representations of Risks: Earthquakes and Beyond

Helene Joffe, Cliodhna O’Connor

2013 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 3. Risk Compensation in Cities at Risk

John Adams

2013 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 4. Responding to Flood Risk in the UK

Tim Harries

2013 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 5. A Historical Overview of Social Representation of Earthquake Risk in Japan: Fatalism, Social Reform, Scientific Control and Collaborative Risk Management

Katsuya Yamori

2013 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 6. Facilitating Community Participation in Disaster Risk Management: Risk Perception and Preparedness Behaviours in Turkey

Nuray Karanci

2013 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 7. North American Cities at Risk: Household Responses to Environmental Hazards

Michael Lindell

2013 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 8. Community Understanding of, and Preparedness for, Earthquake and Tsunami Risk in Wellington, New Zealand

David Johnston, Julia Becker, John McClure, Douglas Paton, Sara McBride, Kim Wright, Graham Leonard, Miriam Hughes

2013 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 9. Perceptions of Climate Variability and Coping Strategies in Informal Settlements in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Huraera Jabeen, Cassidy Johnson

2013 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Chapter 10. Risk Perception, Public Education and Disaster Risk Management

John Twigg

Backmatter

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