Natural and Technological Disaster Management: Uncertainty in Technical, Sociopolitical and Scientific Issues

  • H. Denis
Part of the Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research book series (NTHR, volume 7)

Abstract

A certain number of natural and technological disasters in Canada and around the world are presented to illustrate the role that complexity and uncertainty play in the issues pertaining to many catastrophes: technological, sociopolitical and, sometimes, scientific issues. In order to deal with this uncertainty, the interaction between organizational structure, culture and technology, as applied to developing countries, sheds new light on disaster management.

Keywords

Natural Disaster Disaster Management Safety Culture Scientific Issue Dangerous Good 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Denis
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  1. 1.Department of Industrial EngineeringEcole Polytechnique, University of MontrealCanada

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