Journal of Risk Analysis and Crisis Response

Volume 2, Issue 1, May 2012

1. Foreword

Chongfu Huang
Pages: 1 - 2
Research Article

2. Volcanic Risk Perception, Locus of Control, Stress and Coping Responses of People Living Near the Popocatépetl Volcano in Mexico

Esperanza López-Vázquez, Maria Luisa Marván
Pages: 3 - 12
The influence of locus of control and stress on coping strategies in relation to volcanic risk were studied in 156 people living near the Popocatépetl volcano in Mexico. The participants with a limited educational background were more likely than those with higher education to use passive coping strategies....
Research Article

3. Environmental Pollution and Human Health Risks near a Hazardous Waste Landfill. Temporal Trends

Joaquim Rovira, Montse Mari, Marta Schuhmacher, Martí Nadal, José L. Domingo
Pages: 13 - 20
The human health risk assessment associated to the human exposure to polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs) and metals for the population living near a hazardous waste landfill (HWL) in Catalonia (Spain) is here presented. In summer of 2009 and 2010, two monitoring campaigns were...
Research Article

4. How Crises Model the Modern World

Patrick Lagadec, Benjamin Topper
Pages: 21 - 33
Crises are our new reality. “Black swans” are increasingly becoming the norm; our systems, environments, contexts are structurally prone to crises. Doing more of the same will not be the appropriate way to deal with modern crises: a paradigm shift is needed, based on a more accurate understanding of...
Research Article

5. Perception of Risks in Nanotechnology: Determining Key Aspects in Chile

J. Pozo, A. Schmessane, A. Pozo, C. Pozo
Pages: 34 - 43
The purpose of this study is to provide preliminary base-line data on public perceptions about the risks associated with nanotechnology. We analyzed the current development of nanotechnology in Chile and the risks associated with the incorporation of this new technology over time, considering the particular...
Research Article

6. A Study on Residents’ Risk Perception in Abrupt Geological Hazard

Anping Pan
Pages: 44 - 55
In recent years, there has been an increased frequency and severity of natural disasters, such as typhoons, landslides, earthquakes, etc., now killing and injuring millions of people every year and causing mounting economic losses. The greater tragedy is that many of the losses due to disasters could...
Research Article

7. Evaluating of Loan Guarantees Between Parent and Subsidiary Based on Vulnerable Option

Li Li, Zongfang Zhou, Xiao Lei
Pages: 56 - 60
Loan guarantees between parent and subsidiary is the main related transaction in business group, its correct estimation is the foundation of controlling group’s credit risk. Applying option theory, this paper researches the vulnerable option characters of loan guarantees, gives the valuation model under...
Research Article

8. A Method for Assessing Risk Rating of Natural Gas Pipeline Based on Accident Statistics

Xiaoyuan Xu, Xuanya Liu, Ge Guo, Chao Ji
Pages: 61 - 68
This article collected 199 cases of domestic natural gas pipeline leakage accidents, and used the mathematical methods and SPSS statistical analysis software to analysis these accident cases. Based on the analysis of accidents statistics and disaster reduction factors, the natural gas pipeline risk rating...
Research Article

9. Research on Risk Assessment and Regionalization of Forest and Grassland Fires

Xinghua Li, Wenjie Wu, Dibo Lv, Cunhou Zhang
Pages: 69 - 77
The hazard risk and disaster degree of damage was confirmed about the forest and grassland fire in Inner Mongolia by the occurrence rule of fires, distribution of high temperature points, characteristic of distribution of vegetation types, and the extent of road coverage. Production of risk assessment...