Risk Communication : A Comparative Study of Eight EU Countries
How do EU member states communicate risks to their citizens? In this study, we define risk communication as the information provided by different levels of government to citizens regarding possible future crises. The questions serving as departure points for this study are as follows: How is the administrative system for risk communication set up in the countries studied? How are the different risk communication campaigns (provided that they exist) embedded in the larger administrative context? How is risk communication strategy formulatedin each country and what kind of threats are emphasized? In order to tackle these questions, we examine the risk communication strategy of eight countries:Sweden, Finland, Germany, England, France, Estonia, Greece and Cyprus. Our data comprises governmental web sites, publications, campaigns, as well as other modes of communication, such as videos posted on YouTube, with questions centering on institutional actors, methods of delivery, content, and effectiveness.
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