Natural Hazards and Voting Behavior

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Natural hazards have repercussions that reverberate to the political level. Their adverse socio-economic impacts could undermine political support from key fractions in society. Governments, aware of this, have incentives to ease the adverse social impacts of natural hazards. However, the channels of impact from natural hazards to voter and government behavior are complex, indirect, and nonlinear. More than their immediate impact, therefore, major natural hazards contain important symbolic and mythological power that can sway public opinion and influence disaster policies for years to come.
TitelOxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science
Antal sider29
ForlagOxford University Press
Publikationsdatonov. 2018
StatusUdgivet - nov. 2018
NavnOxford Research Encyclopedias

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