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Responses to natural hazard risks in China

May 2015

Public awareness of risk and effective behavioural responses are fundamental to successful risk management strategies

The authors of the paper on which this case study is based are: Xin Lu Xie, Alex Y Lo, Yan Zheng, Jiahua Pan and Jing Luo, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China and Griffith University, Australia

Appeared in: Area: Volume 46, Issue 2

Reference: Xie, X. Lo, A.Y. Zheng, Y. Pan, J. and Luo, J. (2014) Generic security concern influencing individual response to natural hazards: evidence from Shanghai, China, Area 46:2, p194 - 202

China regularly experiences natural hazards. Over the last century (1900-2011), twelve million people died as a result of more than six hundred natural disaster events, with the country’s cities being particularly susceptible to damage and loss of life. Public awareness of risk and effective behavioural responses are fundamental to successful risk management strategies.

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