Social-Individual Behaviour Problems Regarding Early Warning Systems Against Disasters

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Part of the The Anthropocene: Politik—Economics—Society—Science book series (APESS, volume 23)

Abstract

This chapter addresses the relationship between early warning systems (EWS) and collective behaviour in Mexico, trying to establish a balance in their integrated meanings. It makes observations on how to understand EWS and introduces the subject of collective behaviour as a privileged thematic area in social sciences. It also introduces some elements to help clarify certain terms arising from theories about the social and individual behaviour that has governed the scope of EWS. It concludes that the design, configuration and operation of all existing EWS in Mexico should be reviewed to at least seek to reconcile these systems with the standards recommended by the International Strategy for the Reduction of Disasters.

Keywords

Disasters Collective behaviour Warning systems Natural hazards Social sciences 

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  1. 1.CIESASTlalpanMexico

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