Risk- and Vulnerability Analyses in Crisis Management of Extreme Events — A Pilot Study

  • Marcus Abrahamsson
  • Sven Erik Magnusson
  • Kurt Petersen
Conference paper


In this paper some findings from a pilot study regarding the use of risk- and vulnerability analysis in society’s management of extreme events is presented. The study consisted of two major parts. The first part was an interview study with the main objective to generate a preliminary overview of methods and procedures used by 9 selected Swedish governmental agencies in their risk- and crisis management work. The second part, tightly connected to the interview study, was based on literature studies and generated a more general overview of existing risk- and crisis management strategies, risk- and vulnerability analysis methods etc., covering a wide range of government agency areas/sectors. The pilot study was the “starting point” for a long term research program in this field.


Extreme Event Crisis Management Interview Study Governmental Agency Vulnerability Analysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcus Abrahamsson
    • 1
  • Sven Erik Magnusson
    • 1
  • Kurt Petersen
    • 1
  1. 1.LUCRAMLund UniversityLundSweden

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