Preparing for disaster: a comparative analysis of education for critical infrastructure collapse

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Kitagawa, K., Preston, J. and Chadderton, C. 2016. Preparing for disaster: a comparative analysis of education for critical infrastructure collapse. Journal of Risk Research. 20 (11), pp. 1450-1465.
AuthorsKitagawa, K., Preston, J. and Chadderton, C.
Abstract

This article explores policy approaches to educating populations for potential critical infrastructure
collapse in five different countries: the UK, the US, Germany, Japan and New Zealand. ‘Critical
infrastructure’ is not always easy to define, and indeed is defined slightly differently across countries
– it includes entities vital to life, such as utilities (water, energy), transportation systems and
communications, and may also include social and cultural infrastructure. The article is a mapping
exercise of different approaches to critical infrastructure protection and preparedness education by
the five countries. The exercise facilitates a comparison of the countries and enables us to identify
distinctive characteristics of each country’s approach. We argue that contrary to what most scholars
of security have argued, these national approaches diverge greatly, suggesting that they are shaped
more by internal politics and culture than by global approaches.

JournalJournal of Risk Research
Journal citation20 (11), pp. 1450-1465
ISSN1366-9877
Year2016
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Accepted author manuscript
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/13669877.2016.1178661
Publication dates
Print17 May 2016
Publication process dates
Deposited17 May 2016
Accepted04 Apr 2016
FunderEconomic and Social Research Council
Copyright informationThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Risk Research on 17.05.16, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13669877.2016.1178661
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