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Civil protection in Italy - coping with multiple disasters

Alexander, DE; (2018) Civil protection in Italy - coping with multiple disasters. Contemporary Italian Politics , 10 (4) pp. 393-406. 10.1080/23248823.2018.1544354. Green open access

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Abstract

In Italy, 2017 was a period of intense natural disasters but also of laboured reforms to the national civil protection system, which was under strain after a series of damaging earthquakes and other extreme events. The 2009 L’Aquila earthquake cast a long shadow in terms of the aftermath of the (ultimately unsuccessful) prosecution of members of the National Major Risks Commission for providing misleading information on seismic risk. The trial involved some serious issues of trust in government and science, but it also stimulated the authorities to look more closely at building public warning systems. Recovery solutions applied to L’Aquila were not followed in the aftermath of the later central Apennine earthquakes, which returned to models that had been current in 1980, particularly those involving growth poles. While emergency response remains Italy’s forte, there is little progress in insuring people against natural perils. How to achieve the transition from response to prevention remains a largely unanswered question.

Type: Article
Title: Civil protection in Italy - coping with multiple disasters
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/23248823.2018.1544354
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1080/23248823.2018.1544354
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Civil protection, earthquakes, natural disasters, post-earthquake reconstruction, counter-disaster legislation
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Inst for Risk and Disaster Reduction
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10061912
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