ESA’05

The DSCRN is publishing the available full papers or presentations in the 7th ESA conference, whether or not the authors were able to attend the Conference. Papers and presentations are published without editing, which is the responsibility of the authors. For more information, visitors can correspond directly with the authors. The readers should also note that the papers/presentations and abstracts reflect solely the views of their authors and not necessarily those of DSCRN or Mines ParisTech, which hosts the DSCRN webpage.

Session I. “The Role of Social, Economic and Historical Factors in Disasters, Crises and Mass Emergencies,” Friday, 9 Sept., 15:00-17:00

Convenors: Nicholas Petropoulos, Emergencies Research Center of Athens, Greece, and Juergen Weichselgartner, Institute of Environmental Studies, The University of Tokyo, Japan

“Civil Struggle for the ‘Housing Right’ after an Earthquake: A Case Study on the ‘DepDer’ in Duzce”, Betul Yarar, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Turkey

“Sociological and Anthropological Analysis of Housing Conditions of the Earthquake Victims: A Case Study on ‘Kalici Konutlar’ in Duzce”, Belkis Kumbetoglu, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey, Inci User, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey, and Betul Yarar, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Turkey

“Security in Latvia in the beginning of the 21st Century: Sociological
Aspects”
, Vladimirs Menshikovs, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Sociological Investigations, Daugavpils University, Latvia
“Comparative Factor Analysis of the Fears of Latvian Inhabitants”, Vera Boronenko, Institute of Sociological Investigations, Daugavpils University, Latvia

Session II. “Social Dynamics in the Mitigation and Management of Earthquake Disaster Impacts,” Saturday, 10 Sept., 9:00-11:00

Convenors: Alan (Avi) Kirschenbaum, Technion-Israel Insti-tute of Technology, Israel and Philip Buckle, Disaster Management Center, Coventry University, UK

“Ways of Understanding Urban Earthquake Risks”, Murat Balamir, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

“Emergent Social Structure during Post-Impact of the Indian Ocean Tsounami: Handling Large Numbers of Bodies,” Henry (Hank) W. Fischer, Center for Disaster Research & Education, Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Millersville, Pennsylvania, USA

“The Management of Information: Profiles, Practices andOpinions of Journalists Covering the 1999 Athens Earthquake”, Nicholas Petropoulos, Emergencies Research Center of Athens, Greece

“The Socio-technical Organization of Urban Search and Rescue (USAR): Learning from Earthquakes in Greece”, Based on a Master’s Thesis submitted to the University of Leicester, Manolis Rozakis, Athens, Greece

Session III. “Social Comparisons, Social Crises and Social Problems in post-Soviet Transitional Societies,” Saturday, 10 Sept., 15:00-17:00

Convenors: Boris Porfiriev, Risk and Crisis Research Center, Institute for Economic and Political Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia and Vera Vratusa, Department of Sociology, Belgrade University, Belgrade, Yugoslavia

“Social Comparison, Social Memory and Disasters: What do Russians Remember and What Do They Forget”, Garold Zborovsky, Sociology Faculty, Liberal Arts University, Ekaterinburg, Russia

“Social Nostalgia as a Result of Crisis in Modern Russia”, Elisaveta Shirokova, Ural State University, Ekaterinburg, Russia

“Role of Social-Ecological Interests of Socium in Social Crisis”, Irina A. Sosunova, Russian Society of Sociologists, Moscow, Russia

“Specificity of Society and Power Interaction during Transitional Historical Periods”, Oksana Mikheyeva, Donetsk State University of Management, Donetsk, Ukraine

Session IV. “Disasters, Crises, Complex Mass Emergencies and Dependent Populations: Questions Regarding Methodology & Impact Mitigation,” Sunday, 11 Sept., 9:00-11:00

Convenors: Murat Balamir, Middle East Technical University, Turkey and Joseph Scanlon, Emergency Communications Research Unit, Carleton University, Canada

“Children of Tsounami”, Francesco M. Battisti, Department of Human Sciences, University of Cassino, Cassino, Italy

“Standards, Values and Context in the Evaluation of Nutritional Standards in Complex Emergencies”, GD Reid, S. Bhattacharia, and J. Knight, Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

Addressing the Problem of Collecting Useful Context Data during Complex Emergencies”, Laura Wyness, Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

“Assessment of Earthquake Information Materials: Comparison of General and Special Needs Populations Residing in the Athens Metropolitan Area”, Nicholas Petropoulos, Pedagogical Institute of Greece, Athens, Greece

Session V. “Disaster Management Prerequisites for Communities Confronting Social and Environmental Risks,” Sunday, 11 Sept., 15:00-17:00

Convenors: Philip Buckle, Disaster Management Center, Coventry University, UK, and Alan (Avi) Kirschenbaum, Technion-Israel Insti-tute of Technology, Israel

“The Concepts of ‘Community, Inclusion and Empowerment’ in Relation to Vulnerability, Resilience and Disaster Management”, Graham Marsh, Coventry Centre for Disaster Management,Coventry University, UK

“Community Adaptation to Emerging Risks: Principles and Strategies”, Philip Buckle, Coventry Center for Disaster Management, Coventry University, Coventry, UK

“From the Field: Flood Disaster Mitigation in the Mekong Delta”, Juergen Weichselgartner, University of Tokyo, Institute of Environmental Studies

Session VI. Transnational Corporations’ Profit Motive as a Factor in Social Crises and Complex Disasters,” Sunday, 11 Sept., 17:30-19:30

Convenors: Vera Vratusa, Vera Vratusa, Department of Sociology, Belgrade University, Belgrade, Yugoslavia and Nicholas Petropoulos, Emergencies Research Center of Athens, Greece

“‘Transition’ or Reproduction of Recolonization Complex Disaster”, Vera Vratusa, Department of Sociology, Belgrade University, Belgrade, Yugoslavia

“Commercial Advertizing as a ‘Cultural Virus’ Inducing Permanent Social Tension: A Sociobiological Approach”, Marek Glogoczowski, Pomorska Pedagogical Academy, Poland

“Bulgaria in the Whirlwind of Restored CAPITALISM called ‘New World Order’, called ‘Democracy’, called ‘liberalism’.”, Blagovesta Doncheva Georgieva, Sofia, Bulgaria

Session VII. “Emergent Types of Disasters, Crises and Mass Emergencies and Civil Protection Organization,” Monday, 12 Sept., 9:00-11:00

Convenors: Nicholas Petropoulos Emergencies Research Center of Athens, Greece, and Boris Porfiriev, Risk and Crisis Research Center, Institute for Economic and Political Studies,, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

“Chemical Spills and Emergency Medicine: Current Planning Does Not Work”, Joseph Scanlon, Carleton University, Carleton, Canada
“Disaster and Social Crisis Management in Transitional Societies: The Russian Case”, Boris Porfiriev, Risk and Crisis Research Center, Institute for Economic and Political Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

“Surviving Terror Threats through Adaptive Behaviors: The Israeli Experience”, Alan (Avi) Kirschenbaum, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

“Global Public Debates over Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and Agricultural Biotechnology: Social and Historical Tensions”, Lisa H. Weasel, Portland State University, Oregon, USA

Session VIII. “Open Session on Disasters, Crises and Mass Emergencies: Alternative Approaches to Interpretation, Preparedness and Recovery,” Monday, 12 Sept., 15:00-17:00

Convenors: Nicholas Petropoulos, Emergencies Research Center of Athens, Greece and Philip Buckle, Disaster Management Center, Coventry University, UK

“Families and Disaster Behavior: A Reassessment of Family Preparedness”, Alan (Avi) Kirschenbaum, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

“Taking Care of an Injured Environment. A Feminist Way to Recover after Disaster: Evidences from the Sevezo Case”, Laura Centemeri, Universita degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Milano, Italy

“Act of God or Act of (Wo) Man: The Survivors’ Interpretation of the 1999 Marmara Earthquake”, Engin Yildirim and Rustem Keles, Sakarya University, Adapazari, Turkey

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