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Svedin, Lina
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Svedin, L. (2009). Organizational Cooperation in Crises. Farnham: Ashgate
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Organizational Cooperation in Crises
2009 (English)Book (Other academic)
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Farnham: Ashgate, 2009. p. 174
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot krishantering och internationell samverkan
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-271 (URN)978-0-7546-7725-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2010-02-15 Created: 2010-02-15 Last updated: 2013-08-15Bibliographically approved
Castenfors, K. & Svedin, L. (2001). Crisis communication: learning from the 1998 LPG near miss in Stockholm. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 88(2-3), 235-254
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Crisis communication: learning from the 1998 LPG near miss in Stockholm
2001 (English)In: Journal of Hazardous Materials, ISSN 0304-3894, E-ISSN 1873-3336, Vol. 88, no 2-3, p. 235-254Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The authors examine current trends in urban risks and resilience in relation to hazardous material transports in general, and crisis communication and the Stockholm liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) near miss in 1998 in particular The article discusses how current dynamics affecting urban areas, such as the decay in terms of increased condensation and limited expansion alternatives combined with industry site contamination and transports of hazardous materials on old worn-out physical infrastructure, work together to produce high-risk factors and increase urban vulnerability in large parts of the world today. Crisis communication takes a particularly pronounced role in the article as challenges in communication and confidence maintenance under conditions of information uncertainty and limited information control are explored. The LPG near miss case illustrates a Swedish case of urban risk and the tight coupling to hazardous material transports. The case also serves as a current example of Swedish resilience and lack of preparedness in urban crises, with particular observations and lessons learned in regards to crisis communication.

urban risks, hazardous material, mass media, liquefied petroleum gas, urban disaster, Sweden
National Category
Social Sciences
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-3937 (URN)10.1016/S0304-3894(01)00269-2 (DOI)000171993600006 ()
Available from: 2013-06-13 Created: 2013-06-11 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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