In this chapter we will have a closer look at four cases of risks or catastrophes that have caused or could have caused social unrest. We are interested to explore why social unrest has occurred and what secondary impacts have produced what kind of expressions of social unrest. The four cases we selected are the outbreak of H1N1 in 2009, the unrests in Greece related to international financial crises, cyber related risks and the hurricane Katrina. First, we will describe the case histories and distill the main structural elements that characterize the dynamics of each case. Second, we will compare the cases and identify their common elements. These common elements form the building blocks for our own model.
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Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: 01 August 2012