Reframing Risk, Hazards, Disasters, and Daily Life: A Report of Research into Local Appreciation of Risks and Threats

November 2002 (VOL. 20, NO. 3)

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This paper introduces a series of research projects in which we have been engaged examining a number of issues related to contemporary disaster management since 1999. These research projects, supported by our own agencies and Emergency Management Australia, have at their core an examination of the concepts of community, localness, risk, hazard, vulnerability and resilience and everyday life.