As I have emphasized throughout, disastrous events vary in many important ways and so too do the human responses to them. Yet, it is only recently that researchers have begun to explore the implications of this variation in an explicit manner. Today we are far from specifying in a detailed and precise manner the dimensions of taxonomic criteria that might facilitate comparisons, identify commonalities, and highlight response differences.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas E. Drabek
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  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of DenverDenverUSA

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