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Mapping of Risk Perception and Assessment: Inspiring Methods for National Level Risk Mapping in Sweden
Avdelningen för samhällsvetenskap, Mittuniversitetet, Östersund, Sverige.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5337-3287
Avdelningen för samhällsvetenskap, Mittuniversitetet, Östersund, Sverige.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5000-311X
Avdelningen för samhällsvetenskap, Mittuniversitetet, Östersund, Sverige.
Avdelningen för samhällsvetenskap, Mittuniversitetet, Östersund, Sverige.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5355-4280
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Our modern society is exposed to multiple hazards and risks. To manage these successfully, it is important to have a good overview of the risks that potentially affect our society and how they are perceived and valued. This pilot study investigated possible ways of mapping and analysing risks that Swedish society and its inhabitants are exposed to and aware of. The aim was to capture complementary perspectives on accidents and crises, and to provide a point of departure for future planning and data collection strategies. To achieve this, previous studies are mapped and critically assessed and an example of a method of analysis is presented. The following questions have guided the work: 1) What methods are currently available to describe risks at a broader societal level? 2) What are the limitations, advantages and disadvantages of these existing methods? 3) Which of these methods are of relevance to Sweden? Summarizing previous studies, the report includes examples of methods, structures and data visualizations for mapping risks nationally or in larger regions. The report analyses 11 types of existing study or report as a source of inspiration and to scope existing gaps for potential improvement. The report makes recommendations for national level risk mapping in a Swedish context, supported by an empirical example.

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Myndigheten för samhällsskydd och beredskap , 2018. , p. 44
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-39087Libris ID: 22416273ISBN: 978-91-7383-786-6 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-39087DiVA, id: diva2:1320292
Available from: 2019-06-04 Created: 2019-06-04 Last updated: 2019-08-15Bibliographically approved

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