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  • 1.
    Bellman, Lina
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Ekholm, Sara
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Giritli Nygren, Katarina
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Hemmingsson, Olov
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Jarnkvist, Karin
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Kvarnlöf, Linda
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Lundgren, Minna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    ֖hman, Peter
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Climate Change, Insurance, and Households: A Literature Review2016Report (Other academic)
  • 2.
    Bellman, Lina
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Gebert-Persson, Sabine
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Öhman, Peter
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Giritli Nygren, Katarina
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, Sara
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Olofsdotter, Gunilla
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Kvarnlöf, Linda
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Lidén, Gustav
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Att vända det onda till gott: möjligheter till nytänkande i mellersta Norrland till följd av den demografiska förändringen2015Report (Other academic)
  • 3.
    Bellman, Lina
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Economics, Geography, Law and Tourism.
    Hemmingsson, Olov
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.
    Öhman, Peter
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Economics, Geography, Law and Tourism.
    Konsekvenser av bostadsägares riskuppfattningar, betalningsförmåga och riskbeteende för försäkringsbranschen i ljuset av klimatrisker: Delrapport 12019Report (Other academic)
  • 4.
    Brown, Patrick
    et al.
    University of Amsterdam.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Risk, Uncertainty and Policy2015Book (Refereed)
  • 5.
    Brown, Patrick R.
    et al.
    Sociology and Anthropology, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands .
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Risk, uncertainty and policy: towards a social-dialectical understanding2014In: Journal of Risk Research, ISSN 1366-9877, E-ISSN 1466-4461, Vol. 17, no 4, p. 425-434Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This editorial introduces a special issue devoted to studies of risk and uncertainty in their relation to policy and policy-making. The special issue comprises a rather diverse collection of six original research articles, each taking up a distinct perspective in scrutinising interfaces between policy, risk and uncertainty. The purpose of this editorial is to present some broader themes in the literature before moving on to sketch out a basic model for dialectically connecting risk and uncertainty to policy, as a basis for relating the respective insights which emerge within the six empirical articles. The editorial concludes with an overview of these six studies which appear in the special issue.

  • 6.
    Danielsson, Erna
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Larsson, Gerry
    Försvarshögskolan.
    Voss, Marita
    Dept of Communication, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
    Landgren, Jonas
    Institutionen för tillämpad IT, Göteborgs universitet.
    Forskningsöversikt Ledning och Samverkan vid olyckor och kriser2011Report (Other academic)
  • 7.
    Danielsson, Erna
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Petridou, Evangelia
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Lundgren, Minna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Große, Christine
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Systems and Technology.
    Röslmaier, Michael
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Risk Communication: A Comparative Study of Eight EU Countries2018Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    How do EU member states communicate risks to their citizens? In this study, we define risk communication as the information provided by different levels of government to citizens regarding possible future crises. The questions serving as departure points for this study are as follows: How is the administrative system for risk communication set up in the countries studied? How the different risk communication campaigns are (provided that they exist) embedded in the larger administrative context? How is risk communication strategy formulated in each country and what kind of threats are emphasized? In order to tackle these questions, we examine the risk communication strategy of eight countries: Sweden, Finland, Germany, England, France, Estonia, Greece and Cyprus. Our data consist of governmental web sites, publications, campaigns, as well as other modes of communication, such as videos posted on YouTube, with questions centering on institutional actors, methods of delivery, content, and effectiveness. We acknowledge that risk communication aims at supporting vulnerable populations and evening out imbalances, but at the same time we flesh out the power dimension of risk. In our analysis, we search for reproduction of norms and social inequality in risk communication practices. The results show that some patterns emerge regarding the way different EU countries convey information to the public, but they do not hold strictly to geography or administrative system. Digital media are the foremost vehicle of risk communication and the message generally conveyed is geared towards traditional, middle class households with the main language of the country as their first language. Volunteer organizations are present in all the countries in question, though not at the same degree. The conveyance of “self-protection” guidelines implicitly places the responsibility of protection to the individual. The results also show that in some countries, materiality has become more prevalent than the social dimension of risk in the message the public sector conveys, and that there is a move from focusing on risk to focusing on security.

  • 8. Demarin, Eva-Lena
    et al.
    Danielsson, Erna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Eliasson, Linda
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Johansson, Roine
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Sparf, Jörgen
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Öhman, Susanna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Samhällsvetenskapliga perspektiv på risk och kris: Uppfattning, kommunikation och organisation.2010Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Forskargruppen KRIHS, Kris och risk i det heterogena samhället, har fått uppdraget att skriva en kunskapsöversikt inom ramen för MSB:s verksamhetsområden skydd mot olyckor, krishantering och civil beredskap. Uppdraget har gjorts i samarbete med Eva-Lena Demarin som stått för stora delar av sammanställningen av tidigare forskning samt delar av övriga avsnitt. Undertecknad ansvarar för översiktens vetenskapliga kvalitet. Kunskapsöversikten är dock ett resultat av forskargruppens gemensamma ansträngningar. Tillsammans med Eva-Lena har gruppen träffats vid fem tillfällen varav vid ett seminarium där texten diskuterats och reviderats. De som varit med och diskuterat, samlat in material och/eller skrivit delar av översikten är förutom ovan nämnda, Erna Danielsson, Sara Ekholm, Linda Eliasson, Roine Johansson, Jörgen Sparf, Erika Wall och Susanna Öhman.

    Då både tiden och utrymmet har varit begränsat gör vi inga anspråk på att kunskapsöversikten är heltäckande. Den ska snarare ses som en ganska grovkorning bild av de senaste tio årens risk- och krisforskning rörande uppfattningar, kommunikation och organisation. Det huvudsakliga bidraget är att översikten identifierar vissa områden där kunskapsuppbyggnad behövs. På så sätt kan översikten ses som en karta där vissa kompassriktningar markerats utifrån vilka MSB kan välja vilka som passar myndighetens framtida verksamhet.

  • 9. Einsiedel, Edna
    et al.
    Allansdottir, Agnes
    Allum, Nick
    Bauer, Martin W
    Berthomier, Anne
    Chatjouli, Aigli
    de Cheveigne, Suzanne
    Downey, Robin
    Gutteling, Jan M
    Kohring, Mattias
    Leonarz, Martina
    Manzoli, Federica
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Przestalski, Andrzej
    Rusanen, Timo
    Seifert, F.
    Stathopoulou, A.
    Wagner, W.
    Brave new sheep: the clone named Dolly2002In: Biotechnology: the making of a global controversy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 10.
    Ekholm, Sara
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Parenthood and worrying about climate change: The limitations of previous approaches2017In: Risk Analysis, ISSN 0272-4332, E-ISSN 1539-6924, Vol. 37, no 2, p. 305-314Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The present study considers the correlation between parenthood and worry about the con-sequences of climate change. Two approaches to gauging people’s perceptions of the risksof climate change are compared: the classic approach, which measures risk perception, andthe emotion-based approach, which measures feelings toward a risk object. The empiricalmaterial is based on a questionnaire-based survey of 3,529 people in Sweden, of whom 1,376answered, giving a response rate of 39%. The results show that the correlation of parenthoodand climate risk is significant when the emotional aspect is raised, but not when respondentswere asked to do cognitive estimates of risk. Parenthood proves significant in all three ques-tions that measure feelings, demonstrating that it is a determinant that serves to increaseworry about climate change.

  • 11.
    Ekroth, Johanna
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Danielsson, Erna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Johansson, Roine
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Forskningsöversikt: Bostadsbränder och socioekonomiska faktorer2012Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Cirka 120 stycken personer omkommer varje år till följd av bostadsbränder. För att uppnå den nollvision som MSB satt upp behövs mer tvärvetenskaplig kunskap om bostadsbränder. Syftet med denna forskningsöversikt är att utifrån ett social/organisatoriskt perspektiv med fokus på metod och strategi för tvärsektoriella interventioner mot socialt utsatt, sårbara grupper. Litteratur och tidigare studier har sökts med hjälp av ett stort antal sökord på svenska och engelska i ett antal olika databaser. Det vi redan vet är vilka som drabbas i termer av ålder, kön, missbruk och ekonomiska resurser, liksom orsakerna till att det börjar brinna; glömda spisar, rökning och brinnande ljus. Tidigare forskning visar alltså att det är socialt utsatta och sårbara grupper (t.ex. låginkomsttagare, etniska minoriteter och ensamstående) som drabbas i högre grad än andra i samhället. Specifik forskning om bostadsbränder som syftar till att förklara varför dessa drabbas finns i stort sätt inte. Forskning om förebyggande arbete liksom interventioner riktade mot dessa grupper är även den obefintlig om man exkluderar rent teknisk forskning. Studerar man angränsande forskning om t.ex. anlagda bränder finns det en del att lära men den forskningen är i stor utsträckning inriktad mot anstiftarna och därmed brandorsaken snarare än de drabbade. Slutsatsen är därför att det har varit nära nog omöjligt att uppfylla syftet med översikten och istället föreslås vidare forskning inom sju områden:1. Den befintliga forskningen om bostadsbränder är deskriptiv och inte teoretiskt grundad, vidare forskning bör utgå från etablerad samhällsvetenskaplig kunskap från andra forskningsområden t.ex. bostadssegregation, heterogenitet, krishanteringsorganisation, och riskbeteenden.2. Fokus bör flyttas från enskilda bostäder till bostadsområden. Det är välbelagt i tidigare samhällsvetenskaplig forskning att boendet är segregerat och starkt kopplat till faktorer såsom utbildning, klass och etnicitet.3. Forskningen bör fokuseras mot orsakerna till varför vissa grupper är mer drabbade än andra, liksom interventionsstudier av vilka insatser som behövs för varje specifik grupp.4. Interventionsstudier bör anpassas till specifika målgrupper och baseras på aktuell samhällsvetenskaplig forskning, t.ex. om riskkommunikation.5. Det behövs forskning som problematiserar konsekvenserna av att vara en ”sårbar grupp” och vilka konsekvenser interventioner gentemot redan utsatta grupper kan få för dessas självbild och livskvalitet. Detta är även en forskningsetisk fråga som måste belysas.6. Det saknas kunskap om vilka som drabbas av bränder utan att omkomma eller skadas allvarligt, t.ex. i ekonomiska termer. Här behövs dels basal kartläggning för att få kunskap om hur olika grupper i samhället drabbas, dels en samhällsvetenskaplig analys av en sådan kartläggning.7. Metodologiskt är studierna också relativt begränsade till sekundärdata därför behövs forskning som grundar sig i primärdata, t.ex. intervjuer, enkäter och etnografiska fältstudier.

  • 12.
    Fjæstad, Björn
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Öhman, Susanna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Gentekniken vinner terräng2003In: Forskning & Framsteg, ISSN 0015-7937, Vol. 37, no 6, p. 51-53Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 13.
    Fjæstad, Björn
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Öhman, Susanna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Gentekniken vinner terräng2004In: Ekengrens svenska: Språkbok C, Stockholm: Natur och kultur, 2004Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 14.
    Fjæstad, Björn
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Öhman, Susanna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Svenskarna och gentekniken. Rapport från 2002 års Eurobarometer om bioteknik.2003Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Resultaten från Eurobarometern visar att svenskarna är relativt kunniga och teknikoptimistiska

    om man jämför med övriga Europa. Svenskarna är mer positiva till röd genteknik

    (medicinska tillämpningar och gendiagnostik) än till grön (lantbruks- och matorienterad)

    genteknik. Generellt sätt är attityderna något mer positiva år 2002 än 1999.

    Båda åren har svenskarna mer positiva attityder till både genteknik och bioteknik än

    EU i genomsnitt.

    Genmodifierade livsmedel är dock en tillämpning av genteknik som svenskarna är klart

    negativa till. Mindre än hälften av intervjupersonerna skulle köpa eller äta genförändrade

    livsmedel, och för flera situationer ligger andelen så lågt som under en fjärdedel.

    Det som i högst grad lockar är miljörelaterade situationer.

    Jämfört med genmodifierad mat är intervjupersonerna betydligt mer positiva till terapeutisk

    kloning av stamceller. Svenskarna är även här mer positivt inställda än övriga

    EU-medborgare.

    När det gäller genetisk integritet – bl a vad gäller Försäkringskassans möjlighet att få

    tillgång till människors genetiska information – är svenskarna tvärtom mest skeptiska i

    Europa.

    Om en genteknisk tillämpning bedöms som riskfylld eller inte spelar så gott som ingen

    roll för vilken bedömning man som individ gör vad gäller om tillämpningen ska uppmuntras

    eller inte. Det är i stället nyttan och den moraliska acceptansen som avgör –

    men en viktig förändring är att nytta, som år 1999 var hälften så betydelsefull som moralisk

    halt, år 2002 har samma förklaringskraft som moral. Detta får ses som ett tecken

    på att den existentiella nimbusen kring genteknik är på väg att avta.

    Resultaten från medieanalysen bekräftar att gentekniken blivit en nyhet som andra nyheter.

    Den är varken lika kontroversiell eller mystisk som tidigare. Under början av

    1990-talet fokuserar bevakningen på medicinska tillämpningar. Mot slutet av decenniet

    är det genmodifierad mat och det klonade fåret Dolly som dominerar bevakningen, något

    som leder till att mängden kritiska och kontroversiella artiklar ökar.

    Under de tre första åren av 2000-talet skiftar fokus igen, och den här gången är det

    stamcellsforskningen som är i fokus. Intresset för ekonomiska aspekter av gentekniken

    ökar samtidigt vilket, tillsammans med de höga förväntningarna på stamcellsforskningen,

    leder till en betydligt mer positiv och neutral bevakning.

  • 15.
    Fjæstad, Björn
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Öhman (Olsson), Susanna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    von Bergmann-Winberg, Marie-Louise
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    National profile: Sweden1998In: Biotechnology in the public sphere: A European sourcebook, London: Science Museum , 1998, p. 130-143Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 16.
    Fjæstad, Björn
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Öhman, Susanna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Svenskar mest negativa till gentester2003In: Dagens Nyheter, ISSN 1101-2447, no 10 juniArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Européernas inställning till spridning av genetisk information kartlagd i stort forskningsprojekt inom EU.

  • 17.
    Fjæstad, Björn
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Öhman, Susanna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    von Bergmann-Winberg, Marie-Louise
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Seger, Nina
    Sweden, the lid is on, but for how long?2001In: Biotechnology 1996-2000: The years of controversy / [ed] G Gaskell & M Bauer, London: Science Museum , 2001, p. 267-281Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 18.
    Gaskell, George
    et al.
    Methodology Institute, London School of Economics, United Kingdom .
    Allum, Nick
    Methodology Institute, London School of Economics, United Kingdom .
    Bauer, Martin
    London School of Economics, London, United Kingdom .
    Durant, John
    National Museum of Science and Industry, London, United Kingdom .
    Allansdottir, Agnes
    University of Siena, Siena, Italy .
    Bonfadelli, Heinz
    University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland .
    Boy, Daniel
    National Foundation of Political Science, Paris, France.
    de Cheveigné, Suzanne
    CNRS-UPR 36, Paris, France .
    Fjæstad, Björn
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Gutteling, Jan M
    University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands .
    Hampel, Juergen
    Centre of Technology Assessment, Stuttgart, Germany.
    Jelsoe, Erland
    Roskilde University, Roskilde, Denmark .
    Jesuino, J C
    Graduate Institute of Employment and Business, Lisbon, Portugal .
    Kohring, Matthias
    Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany.
    Kronberger, Nicole
    Methodology Institute, London School of Economics, United Kingdom.
    Midden, Cees
    Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands .
    Nielsen, Torben H
    Centre of Technology and Culture, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway .
    Przestalski, Anderseij
    Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland .
    Rusanen, Timo
    University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland.
    Sakellaris, Georgios
    National Hellenic Research Foundation, Greece .
    Torgersen, Helge
    Austrian Academy of Science, Vienna, Austria.
    Twardowski, Tomaz
    Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Poznan, Poland .
    Wagner, Wolfgang
    Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria .
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Öhman, Susanna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Biotechnology and the European public2000In: Nature Biotechnology, ISSN 1087-0156, E-ISSN 1546-1696, Vol. 18, no 9, p. 935-938Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The latest European sample survey of public perceptions of biotechnology reveals widespread opposition to genetically modified (GM) food in much of Europe, but public attitudes to medical and environmental applications remain positive.

  • 19.
    Gaskell, George
    et al.
    Methodology Institute, London School of Economics, London.
    Allum, Nick
    Methodology Institute, London School of Economics, London.
    Stares, Sally
    Methodology Institute, London School of Economics, London.
    Fjæstad, Björn
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Öhman, Susanna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Europeans and biotechnology in 2002 - Eurobarometer 58.0: A report to the EC Directorate General for Research from the project "Life Sciences in European Society"2003Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This is the fifth in a series of Eurobarometer surveys on biotechnology and the life sciences. The surveys have been conducted in 1991, 1993, 1996, 1999 and in 2002. The survey is based on a representative sample of 16 500 respondents, approximately 1 000 in each EU member state (see report for exceptions). Survey design and analysis was conducted by an international research group ‘Life Sciences in European Society’ supported by DG Research. In a year when many European countries are involved in public discussions on aspects of biotechnology, this survey stands as a contribution to the informed debate.

  • 20.
    Giritli Nygren, Katarina
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Intersectional Approaches in Health-Risk Research: A Critical Review2014In: Sociology Compass, ISSN 1751-9020, E-ISSN 1751-9020, Vol. 8, no 9, p. 1112-1126Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The overall aim of this article is to explore how the intersectional approach is used in health-riskresearch. The concept has been recognized in health-risk research since the early 2000s, but not asmuch as in the broader field of health-inequality studies. However, in the past 5 years, Social Scienceand Medicine has published a series of review articles that argue for the necessity of bringingintersectional perspectives to the field of health-risk studies more generally and quantitative healthriskresearch in particular. Asking what it means for health-risk researchers to practiseintersectionality shows the implications of translating a theoretical approach across fields anddisciplines. When applying intersectional theory in relation to health-risks, the theoretical conceptualizationof health and risk are often very limited and treated as fixed categories – something thatbecomes problematic when taken within an intersectional framework. This does not mean that thiswork is unimportant, but rather that the link between theoretically driven intersectionality andempirical-focused health research is weak. In order to overcome the dividing lines of health-riskresearch and intersectionality, we argue for a new approach that echoes the ‘doing gender’ of genderstudies: doing risk.

  • 21.
    Giritli Nygren, Katarina
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Pramanik, Roshni
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Öhman, Susanna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Mapping of Risk Perception and Assessment: Inspiring Methods for National Level Risk Mapping in Sweden2018Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Our modern society is exposed to multiple hazards and risks. To manage these successfully, it is important to have a good overview of the risks that potentially affect our society and how they are perceived and valued. This pilot study investigated possible ways of mapping and analysing risks that Swedish society and its inhabitants are exposed to and aware of. The aim was to capture complementary perspectives on accidents and crises, and to provide a point of departure for future planning and data collection strategies. To achieve this, previous studies are mapped and critically assessed and an example of a method of analysis is presented. The following questions have guided the work: 1) What methods are currently available to describe risks at a broader societal level? 2) What are the limitations, advantages and disadvantages of these existing methods? 3) Which of these methods are of relevance to Sweden? Summarizing previous studies, the report includes examples of methods, structures and data visualizations for mapping risks nationally or in larger regions. The report analyses 11 types of existing study or report as a source of inspiration and to scope existing gaps for potential improvement. The report makes recommendations for national level risk mapping in a Swedish context, supported by an empirical example.

  • 22.
    Giritli Nygren, Katarina
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Öhman, Susanna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Intersectional Approaches To Environmental Sociology2015Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 23.
    Giritli Nygren, Katarina
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Öhman, Susanna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Media Portrayals of Unaccompanied Child Refugees: Exploring the security/migration nexus through the gendering and racialization of risks in Sweden.2017Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this paper is to develop a theoretical understanding of how the discursive construction of risk in relation to the migration/security nexus is entangled with processes of othering. Within the Swedish discourse about unaccompanied refugee minors, and its relation to masculinity, racism, and nationalism, risk framing practices are playing a central role. In the Swedish context the word ‘immigrant’ is frequently discussed in terms of risk, and is often associated with discourses of integration, segregation, and ‘Outsiderhood’, especially for people with an origin in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. This type of discourses act through moral norms; however, the imperative of security measures as a response to risk is carried out in relation to collective subject positions of dangerous ‘others’ and/or (un)precarious lives.

    Drawing on Hunt’s argument (2003) about the hybridity of moral discourses and discourses of risk, we argue that morally infused discourses of risk are central in order to understand the migrant/security nexus, used as a means to create difference and distinction. By analysing how risk is intertwined with the processes whereby age, gender and race, are constructed in relation to unaccompanied child refugees our analyses show how logics of risk are intersecting with discourses of the immigrant to produce a particular framing of these children as ‘at risk’ and/or ‘risky’. Unaccompanied refugees (boys) are constructed as potential threats, as terrorists among other things, while unaccompanied girls are seen as at risk of being abused among other things. The migrant/security nexus has specific gendered conceptions that gives rise to particular strategies designed to profile and manage those labelled as ‘risky’ and at risk which also reproduce the racist formations in the Swedish society.

  • 24.
    Giritli Nygren, Katarina
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Öhman, Susanna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Rearticulating Intersecting Structures of Risk in Everyday Life of Adolescents2016Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 25.
    Giritli Nygren, Katarina
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Öhman, Susanna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Doing and undoing risk: The mutual constitution of risk and heteronormativity in contemporary society2017In: Journal of Risk Research, ISSN 1366-9877, E-ISSN 1466-4461, Vol. 20, no 3, p. 418-432Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper develops the concepts of ‘doing’ and ‘undoing’ risk, a new approach to risk research that echoes the ‘doing gender’ of gender studies. In this way, we combine intersectional and risk theory and apply the new perspective to empirical material. To better explore the doing and undoing, or the performance, of risk, we will refer to practices that simultaneously (re)produce and hide socio-political norms and positions, played out in contemporary, hierarchical relations of power and knowledge. The aim is to develop a theoretical understanding of doing and undoing risk. The study makes use of transcripts from five focus group interviews with men and women, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of different ages living in Sweden to develop a theory of ‘doing risk’. The doing of risk of our informants takes place within the frame of a hegemonic heteronormativity. The way that risks are perceived and done in everyday life therefore always needs to be read within a frame of prevailing structures of power. This counts for all of us as we are all part of the hegemonic power structures and thereby are both subject to the intersecting doings of risk and performatively reproducing these power structures in practice.

  • 26.
    Giritli Nygren, Katarina
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Öhman, Susanna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Everyday places, heterosexist spaces, and risk in contemporary Sweden2016In: Culture, Health and Sexuality, ISSN 1369-1058, E-ISSN 1464-5351, Vol. 18, no 1, p. 45-47Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Subjective feelings of risk are a central feature of everyday life, and evidence shows that people who do not conform to contemporary normative notions are often more exposed to everyday risks than others. Despite this, normative notions are rarely acknowledged as risk objects. By drawing on the theory of ‘doing’ and ‘undoing’ risk, which combines intersectional and risk theory, this study contributes new perspectives on the everyday risks in contemporary society that face people who many would label as being ‘at risk’ – lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The study consists of five focus group interviews with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of different ages in Sweden. Findings pinpoint risks and how these are done and un-done in different spheres of interviewees’ lives: the emotional risks prevailing in their private lives; the risk of discrimination at work and in relations with other institutions; and the risk of violence and harassment in public places. These risks are all related to the heteronormative order in which the mere fact of being lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender is perceived as a risk.

  • 27.
    Giritli Nygren, Katarina
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Öhman, Susanna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Methods for National Level Risk Mapping 2017Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Our modern society is exposed to multiple hazards and risks. In order to manage risks successfully, it is important to have a good overview of potential risks that our society is subject to and how they are perceived and valued. The aim of this paper is to investigate possible ways to map and analyse risks that the Swedish society and its inhabitants are exposed to and aware of. To achieve this, previous studies are mapped and critically assessed. The following questions have guided the work: What are the currently existing methods to describe risks on a broader societal level? What are the gaps of these currently existing methods, their advantages and disadvantages? What methods can be relevant for Sweden? The paper analyses previous studies including examples of methods, structure and visualization of data to map risk nationally or in larger regions. The paper concludes with recommendations applicable in Swedish context to prepare a national level risk mapping.

  • 28. Gutteling, Jan M
    et al.
    Fjæstad, Björn
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Media coverage 1973-1996: Trends and dynamics2002In: Biotechnology: The making of a global controversy / [ed] M Bauer & G Gaskell, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002, p. 95-128Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 29. Kohring, M
    et al.
    Gutteling, J
    Matthes, J
    Meijnder, A
    Midden, C
    Öhman, Susanna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Rusanen, M
    Twardowski, T
    Whom to trust with genes on the menu?2006In: Genomics and Society: Legal, Ethical and Social Dimensions / [ed] G, Gaskell & M. W, Bauer, London: Earthscan Publications Ltd., 2006, p. 60-75Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 30. Letukas, Lynn
    et al.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Solidarity Triumphs Catastrophe? An Empirical and Theoretical Analysis of Post-Tsunami Media in Sweden and the United States.2009In: After the Tsunami - Crisis Communication in Finland and Sweden / ed Lars Nord and Ullamaija Kivikuru, Göteborg: Nordicom, 2009Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 31. Letukas, Lynn
    et al.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Barnshaw, John
    Solidarity Triumphs Catastrophe? An Empirical and Theoretical Analysis of Post-Tsunami Media in Two Western Nations.Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
  • 32.
    Lidén, Gustav
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.
    Living in a foreign country: The meaning of place of origin and gender for risk perceptions, experiences, and behaviors2019In: Journal of Risk Research, ISSN 1366-9877, E-ISSN 1466-4461Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Previous research has convincingly proven that perceptions, experience, and exposure to risks vary among certain groups in society. By drawing from a unique combination of Swedish survey data and interviews, this study aims to investigate perceptions and experiences of risks as well as in relation to behavior by analyzing the cleavages related to interactions between place of origin and gender. Theoretically, we see individual risk perception as part of situated hierarchical power relations where an individual’s position (which is an intersection of, for example, gender, race, age, and place of origin) structures action and thought. Findings verify that foreign-born men and women perceive risks to a greater extent than those born in Sweden. However, no direct pattern of ethnicity is apparent in exposure to risks, but since predictors measuring experience of discrimination are shown to be significant, the effect can be mediated by such circumstances. In terms of how risks have affected behavior, women, irrespective of their ethnicity, are affected. Exposure to tragic experiences among those who are foreign born can pose risks that are perceived to a greater extent. Furthermore, more vulnerable material conditions can also affect how risks are perceived, and uncertainty due to a lack of resources and as an inherent ingredient of living in a foreign country seem to enhance perceptions of risk and feelings of unsafety. Last, the sense of discrimination appears to influence exposure to certain risks, which might capture an interaction between racism and violence.

  • 33.
    Linnell, Mikael
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Johansson, Catrin
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Media and Communication Science.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Wall, Erika
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Öhman, Susanna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Enhancing public resilience: A community approach2015In: Planet@Risk, ISSN 2296-8172, Vol. 3, no 1, p. 33-44Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The overall aim of the paper is to explore two key areas in crisis management: (a) the role of local communities in crisis preparedness and response, and (b) how to involve the citizens in this task.Specifically we ask: What areas are important to develop in order for public resilience to be enhanced? The study has a broad scope and utilizes a novel design since it takes four stakeholder perspectives into consideration: the perspectives of municipal safety coordinators, members of voluntary organizations, semiorganized individuals, and nonorganized individuals. In total 33 in-depth interviews were undertaken in three different Swedish municiplaities.Seven major themes related to enhanced public resilience were developed in the analytic process: a) Collaboration: formal and informal practices, b) Specific competences and general abilities, c) Collective efforts and individual self help, d) Education and empowerment, e) Traditional communication versus digital media, f) Individual motivation and involvement, and g) Generation and age. From these themes four policy-level recommendations aimed for civil servants and similar public authority representatives. The recommendations consist of four key words, or ‘The four In:s; Inclusive, Interested, Insistent, and Inventive’. The study is part of an extensive research project, Public Empowerment Policies for Crisis Management, funded as part of the European Community's Seventh Framework Program.

  • 34.
    Linnell, Mikael
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Johansson, Catrin
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Media and Communication Science.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Wall, Erika
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Öhman, Susanna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Enhancing public resilience: A community approach2014In: Proceedings of the International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2014: Extended abstracts, Davos: Global Risk Forum , 2014, p. 541-544Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The overall aim of this study is to explore the interface between local authorities and voluntary initiatives, to identify key enablers for enhancing public resilience. In other words, the present study is about mapping the state of collaboration between local authorities and the organized voluntary and not organized public, and attends to good examples of coproducing safety. The analyses are based on a literature study together with 33 interviews with representatives of four social actors at the community level: 1) professionals working at municipalities, 2) volunteers engaged in NGOs, 3) semi-organized individuals, and 4) non-organized individuals, in three geographical areas in Sweden representing different kinds of physical and social environments. The main results show that there are some particular areas that are important for enhancing public resilience. These areas are; Collaboration, Formal and informal practices, General ability and specific competence, Dynamics between collective efforts and individual self-help, Aspects of education and empowerment, Traditional communication versus digital media, Individual involvement, and Age and generations. The paper identifies a number of challenges and opportunities in each area. A general observation is also that the scope and depth of collaboration between public and municipal emergency actors and voluntary organizations differ a lot depending on population density, size of local community and geographical characteristics. These factors seem to have most impact on how formal the collaboration is between the professional and voluntary organizations and issues related to resources of different kinds. 

  • 35.
    Linnell, Mikael
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Johansson, Catrin
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Media and Communication Science.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Wall, Erika
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Öhman, Susanna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Experiences and requirements for a community approach involving social groups in crisis preparedness and response2014Report (Other academic)
  • 36.
    Lundgren, Minna
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Sjöstedt Landén, Angelika
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Lexhagen, Maria
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Jonsson, Ummmis
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    #miunjubfest - att berätta en historia och att skriva historien2016In: Makten att berätta: om tal och tystnad i tid och rum / [ed] Karin Jarnkvist & Anna Molin, Sundsvall: Mid Sweden University , 2016, p. 24-31Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 37. Meijnders, Anneloes
    et al.
    Midden, Cees
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Öhman, Susanna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Matthes, Jörg
    Bondarenko, Olha
    Gutteling, Jan
    Rusanen, Maria
    The Role of Similarity Cues in the Development of Trustin Sources of Information About GM Food2009In: Risk Analysis, ISSN 0272-4332, E-ISSN 1539-6924, Vol. 29, no 8, p. 1116-1128Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In evaluating complex new technologies, people are usually dependent on information provided by others, for example, experts or journalists, and have to determine whether they can trust these information sources. This article focuses on similarity as the basis for trust. The first experiment (N = 261) confirmed that a journalist writing about genetically modified (GM) food was trusted more when his attitude was congruent with that of his readers. In addition, the experiment showed that this effect was mediated by the perceived similarity of the journalist. The second experiment (N = 172) revealed that trust in a journalist writing about the focal domain of GM food was even influenced by him expressing a congruent attitude in an unrelated domain. This result supports a general similarity account of the congruence effect on trust, as opposed to a confirmatory bias account.

  • 38.
    Nyhlén, Sara
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Giritli Nygren, Katarina
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Bergström, Johanna
    Human Security, Risk and Sustainability in the Swedish Policy for the Arctic2018In: Human and Societal Security in the Cirumpolar Arctic: Local and Indigenous Communities / [ed] Kamrul Hossain, Jose Miguel Roncero Martin and Anna Petrétei, Brill Academic Publishers, 2018, p. 76-99Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Although four million people live and work in the Arctic, it has become a ‘new’ place to discover and secure for the nation-states and companies that want to explore how to exploit newly available resources and territory as the ice melts. We have witnessed an increase in policies regarding the Arctic from many European and other countries throughout the last decade or more. Sweden became the last of the so-called Arctic states to launch a policy for the Arctic in 2011, and this chapter analyses this policy from a critical perspective. A seemingly ‘neutral’ language may characterize policies, but deriving from a feminist intersectional risk analysis, we argue that policy analysis is a key task for understanding contemporary power structures. By identifying enabling discourses, mobilizing metaphors and underlying assumptions, this analysis shows how Sweden’s policy produces normative constructions of environmental risks anchored in time- and context-dependent beliefs. The strategy adapts to and uses the dominant discourses about the Arctic; it puts risks such as climate change, energy shortage, and human and societal security in the centre while simultaneously positioning Sweden as having the best solutions for managing these risks in a sustainable way. The notion of security drifts towards risk management through arguments about developing and applying sustainable practices, and the strategy uses a language that echoes the language used in stories about conquests and colonial exploration of the Arctic written centuries ago.

  • 39.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Commentary: The substitution principle in chemical regulation: a constructive critique2014In: Journal of Risk Research, ISSN 1366-9877, E-ISSN 1466-4461, Vol. 17, no 5, p. 573-575Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 40.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Crisis communication in multicultural societies: A study of local governments in Sweden: Paper presented at RiskCom2006, 2006-08-31-09-02, Gothenburg, Sweden.2006Conference paper (Other scientific)
    Abstract [en]

    One of the most important aspects of crisis communication is to reach the target population in a situation that is both severe and chaotic. To do this crisis communication plans have to be customised not only to the situation but also to the population, the receivers. The aim of this study is therefore to investigate Swedish local governments� crisis communication to people with foreign background. To do this a sample of 55% (n=160) of all Swedish local governments have been questioned about their crises communication plans and whether they are adapted to people who are not native Swedes. The results show great variation in crisis communication planning between municipalities in Sweden but that relatively little consideration is paid to particular population groups such as immigrants and people with foreign background.

  • 41.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Crisis communication in multicultural societies: A study of local governments in Sweden: Paper presented at the XVI World Congress of Sociology, 2006-07-23-29,Durban, South Africa.2006Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    One of the most important aspects of crisis communication is to reach the target population in a situation that is both severe and chaotic. To do this crisis communication plans have to be customised not only to the situation but also to the population, the receivers. The aim of this study is therefore to investigate Swedish local governments� crisis communication to people with foreign background. To do this a sample of 55% (n=160) of all Swedish local governments have been questioned about their crises communication plans and whether they are adapted to people who are not native Swedes. The results show great variation in crisis communication planning between municipalities in Sweden but that relatively little consideration is paid to particular population groups such as immigrants and people with foreign background.

  • 42.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Crisis communication in multicultural societies: A study of municipalities in Sweden2007In: International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, ISSN 0280-7270, Vol. 25, no 2, p. 145-172Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 43.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Disasters – At the intersection of vulnerability and capability.2010Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 44.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Individ och risk2009In: Risker i det moderna samhället: Samhällsvetenskapliga perspektiv, Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2009, p. 41-65Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Innehåll: Riskperception och den psykometriska modellen

  • 45.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Kommunikation och risk2009In: Risker i det moderna samhället: Samhällsvetenskapliga perspektiv, Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2009, p. 69-91Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Innehåll: Kommunikation och riskkommunikation, Risker och nyhetsmedier, Social förstärkning av risk, Riskkommunikation på organisatorisk nivå

  • 46.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Kriskommunikation i ett heterogent samhälle lika för alla eller till var och en efter behov?2007In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, no 3, p. 6-29Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 47.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nationalism in the Aftermath of Catastrophe: Reporting of the Indian Ocean Tsunami in Swedish Newspapers.2010Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 48.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Når budskapet fram?: kriskommunikation i ett mångkulturellt samhälle2008Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Vid en kris eller katastrof är det avgörande att kriskommunikationen fungerar, att alla som drabbats eller riskerar att drabbas nås av tillförlitlig information och kan förmedla information. Det är viktigt att alla i vårt mångkulturella samhälle inkluderas i den offentliga kommunikationen om risker och kriser. Baserat på tre studier, en attitydundersökning bland allmänheten, en studie av Sveriges kommuner och en studie av dagspressens bild av tsunamikata-strofen 2004, visar den här rapporten att Sverige är ett heterogent land när det gäller människors syn på, förberedelse inför och beteende vid kriser. Detta återspeglas dock inte i någon större utsträckning i den offentliga debatten eller i kommunernas kriskommunikation. Rapporten visar även på goda exempel och vad som kan underlätta kriskommunikation i ett mångkulturellt samhälle.

    Innehåll: Samhällets heterogenitet, Delstudie 1 - Attitydstudien, Delstudie 2 - Kommunernas kriskommunikation, Delstudie 3 - Dagspressens bild av befolkningen vid en nationell kris

  • 49.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Organizational crisis preparedness in heterogeneous societies: The OCPH model2011In: Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, ISSN 0966-0879, E-ISSN 1468-5973, Vol. 19, no 4, p. 215-226Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The populations of European societies are heterogeneous and a crucial part of effective crisis preparedness is to customize contingency planning and crisis communication to these populations. The aim of this study is therefore to develop a theoretically based model of organizations' crisis preparedness in heterogeneous societies. Through theoretical and empirical analyses the model for 'Organizational Crisis Preparedness in Heterogeneous societies', the OCPH model, is developed. The model provides a theoretical foundation for the understanding of organizational crisis preparedness and also has practical implications: It offers a tool with which to develop organizational contingency planning further. For authorities that supervise municipalities or other local authorities, the OCPH model can be used to analyse and evaluate organizations. © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

  • 50.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Risk- och krishantering i ett heterogent samhälle: Olikhet eller ojämlikhet?2008In: Skytteanska samfundets årsbok, Umeå : Skytteanska samfundet , 2008Chapter in book (Other academic)
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