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Author November, Valérie,
Title Risk, disaster and crisis reduction : mobilizing, collecting and sharing information / Valerie November, Yvan Leanza.
Imprint Cham : Springer, [2014]

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Author November, Valérie,
Subject Risk management.
Alt Name Leanza, Yvan,
Description 1 online resource (xi, 184 pages) : illustrations (some color)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface; Contents; 1 Risk and Information: For a New Conceptual Framework; 1.1 A Contemporary Look at Risks: Risks Are Plural and Transcalar; 1.2 Information as a Process; 1.3 Definitions, Classifications and Models; 1.3.1 Reviewing Risk Categories; 1.3.2 Integrated Risk Management; 1.3.3 Temporal Risk Models; 1.3.4 Contextualising the Stages of Risk and the Various Types of Expertise; 1.3.5 The Information Flow; 1.4 Proposing a New Conceptual Framework; 1.4.1 The Translation Process; 1.4.2 Grasping the Risks; 1.4.3 The Trajectories; 1.5 The Research; 1.5.1 Case Studies. Centralisation of Information1.5.1.2 Dissemination of Information; Use and Transmission of Information; 1.5.2 Methodology; 1.5.3 Field Research; References; 2 Centralising Information: Predicting and Managing the Risk of Pandemics at the WHO; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Institutional Framework and Investigation; 2.2.1 The Risk of Epidemic and the Role of the WHO; 2.2.2 Investigation; 2.3 Managing Epidemic-Type Risks; 2.3.1 What Did SARS Change?; 2.3.2 Verifying the Information; 2.3.3 Setting Up Emergency Responses; 2.4 The Intermediaries in the Circulation of Information.
2.4.1 The SHOC Room: A Modular Space2.4.2 The List; 2.4.3 Databases for the Monitoring Process: From Rumour to Event; 2.4.4 Collaboration and Expanding the Sources of the Alert; 2.5 Analysis: From Centralisation to Globalisation; 2.5.1 Nuances in the Centralisation of Information; 2.5.2 ̀Living' Information; 2.5.3 Transcalar Circulation of Information; 2.6 Conclusion; References; 3 Communicating Information and Risk Management in Madagascar; 3.1 Risk Management in Madagascar; 3.1.1 The Institutional Structures of Crisis Management; 3.1.2 The Focal Point in Madagascar: The BNGRC.
3.1.3 The Roles and Responsibilities of the Actors3.1.3.1 ̀Before': The Early Warning System (SAP); ̀Before-During': Identification (Meteorology); ̀During-After': Action (The Madagascar Civil Protection Corps); Àfter': The Investment Fund for Development (FID); 3.1.4 The Terminology and the Categories of Alert Used; Prevention, Alleviation, Preparation, and Intervention; Vulnerability; The Warning; Permeable Categories; 3.1.5 Definitions of and Approaches to Risks; 3.2 The Circulation of Risk Information in Madagascar.
3.2.1 The Information Circulation Profiles3.2.1.1 Vertical Communication; Horizontal Communication; 3.2.2 Actor Profiles; The Coordinator; The Producer; The Transmitter; The Forwarder; The Operator; 3.3 The Socio-technical Intermediaries; 3.3.1 Batteries; 3.3.2 Fuel; 3.3.3 Books, Forms and Reports; Before: Books; During: Forms; After: Reports; 3.3.4 Figures; 3.4 Conclusion; 3.4.1 Continuity Between Categories and Reference Points for Action; 3.4.2 Structure Linking the Levels of Information; 3.4.3 Connexity and Contiguity.
Summary In the field of risks and crises, both the access to relevant information and its circulation are seen as crucial factors. Based on a new integrated theoretical model focusing on the stakeholder, the book proposes analysis of information reformulation and circulation in risk environments and crisis situations. Simply circulating the information does not mean that it will be picked up by those who could benefit from it. This has been amply demonstrated by the various crises and catastrophes that have shaken the planet in recent years. In order to be able to deal with risk situations and crise.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed October 21, 2014).
ISBN 9783319085425 (electronic bk.)
3319085425 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-08542-5
OCLC # 893481165
Additional Format Print version: November, Valerie. Risk, Disaster and Crisis Reduction : Mobilizing, Collecting and Sharing Information. Cham : Springer International Publishing, 2014 9783319085418

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