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Title: Exploring the effect of perceptions of social responsibility on community resilience to flooding
Authors: Mullins, Aaron
Soetanto, Robby
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: CRC Press (© Taylor and Francis)
Citation: MULLINS, A. and SOETANTO, R., 2012. Exploring the effect of perceptions of social responsibility on community resilience to flooding. IN: Lammond, J. et al (eds). Flood Hazards: Impacts and Responses for the Built Environment. Boca Raton: CRC Press, pp. 343 - 352.
Abstract: Climate change has increased the threat of flooding to communities and presented the need for greater understanding of barriers and drivers to community resilience. This presents a significant research challenge due to complex interdependencies between the built environment, flooding, and the decisions of individuals within the community. The decisions of individuals that make up key community groups are of vital importance to this area because their decisions affect their perceptions, behaviour and cumulative resilience at community level. The decision making of the community groups could be positive, resulting in resilience-enhancing actions, or negative, resulting in resilience-reducing perceptions and behaviour. Therefore, understanding the factors that influence the decision making process will help to overcome barriers and promote drivers for community resilience. This chapter explores one of the main areas that has been highlighted as having the potential to affect decision making at community level, the perceptions of social responsibility. Examples from recent flooding events suggest the important role of social responsibility in influencing community resilience. Main considerations for the research are described, including the need for establishing a common framework for measuring and monitoring social responsibility within the community. Such a framework would provide a platform for integration and joined-up thinking between key community groups.
Description: This book chapter is closed access, it was published in the book Flood Hazards [© Taylor and Francis (CRC Press)]. Further details can be found at: http://www.crcnetbase.com/doi/abs/10.1201/b11050-30
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1201/b11050-30
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/14552
Publisher Link: http://www.crcnetbase.com/doi/abs/10.1201/b11050-30
ISBN: 9781439826256
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering)

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