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Natural disasters are social and political phenomena. Social structures create vulnerability to natural hazards and governments are often seen as responsible for the effects of disasters. Do social trust, political trust, and government satisfaction therefore generally change following natural disasters? How can media coverage explain change in political attitudes?
Prior research suggests that these variables are prone to change, but previous studies often focus on single cases, whereas this dissertation adopts a broader approach, examining multiple disasters. It investigates the social and political impact of natural disasters by examining their effect on social and political attitudes and by exploring media coverage as a mechanism underlying political
consequences.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUppsala
PublisherActa Universitatis Upsaliensis
Number of pages61
ISBN (print)978-91-554-9922-8
StatePublished - 9. Jun 2017
NameDigital Comprehensive Summaries of Uppsala Dissertations from the Faculty of Social Sciences
Number143
ISSN (print)1652-9030

Note re. dissertation

Doktorsavhandling. Doctoral thesis. Doctoral dissertation.

Bibliographical note

Public defence 2017-06-09

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