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Hazard Management and Emergency Planning by John Handmer, Dennis Parker

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CHAPTER 14

Scenario construction for risk communication in emergency planning: six ‘golden rules’

EDMUND PENNING-ROWSELL and PETER WINCHESTER

 

Introduction: the moralities of risk communication

Enhancing the effectiveness of emergency planning for disasters, whether in Britain or elsewhere, will depend upon the appropriate analysis and communication of the risks that communities face from the relevant hazards and disasters (Stallon and Coppock 1987). Without this communication there can be no concerted action, and planning without concerted action is meaningless. Indeed, communication is at the heart of emergency planning, but the communication of risks is inherently problematic (Handmer and Penning-Rowsell 1990, Kasperson et al 1988). These ...

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