Vladimir M. Cvetković

Vladimir M. Cvetković
University of Belgrade · Faculty of Security Studies

University Professor - Faculty of Security Studies University of Belgrade; Director of the International Institute for Disaster Research; President of the Scientific-Professional Society for Disaster risk Management in Belgrade
I am currently conducting research in the field of disaster risk management.

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Introduction
Vladimir M. Cvetkovic is the Assоc. Prof. (Disaster Risk Management) at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Security, and has been engaged in research in the field of disaster studies for 15 years. He has published over 250 research papers and 20 scientific monographs. He is the founder of the Scientific Professional Society for Disaster Risk Management in Serbia, the International Institute for Disaster Research, and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Disaster Risk Management.
Additional affiliations
December 2020 - January 2021
International Institute for Disaster Research
Position
  • Managing Director
Description
  • International Institute for Disaster Research is a non-governmental, non-profit organization for research in the field of Disaster Risk Management.
January 2018 - present
Scientific-Professional Society for Disaster Risk Management
Position
  • Founder and Principal
Description
  • The Scientific-Professional Society for Disaster Risk Management is a non-governmental, non-profit organization for research in the field of Disaster Risk Management.
September 2017 - September 2022
University of Belgrade, Faculty of Security Studies
Position
  • Research member of International scientific research project “Horizon 2020 project DAREnet - Danube river region Resilience Exchange network targeting the Call topic: SEC-21–GM-2016/2017: Pan European Networks of practitioners and other actors in the field of security“
Description
  • The mission of the project is to create preconditions for objective scientific and practical support to all relevant entities and organizations in charge of natural disaster management caused by flooding of the Danube River.
Education
October 2012 - October 2015
University of Belgrade
Field of study
  • Security studies
October 2010 - October 2012
The Academy of Criminalistic and Police studies
Field of study
  • Emergency situations, disasters, risks, security
October 2006 - October 2010
The Academy of Criminalistic and Police studies
Field of study
  • Criminalistics, police and security studies

Publications

Publications (318)
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This paper presents the results of quantitative research regarding the level and the causes of fear of disasters among young adults in Turkey, Serbia, and Macedonia. The survey was conducted using a questionnaire that was given and then collected hand by hand that explored in depth the disaster-related fears among 537 respondents during 2016. The q...
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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of China's Hubei province, and has since spread globally, especially to Europe and North America, resulting in the ongoing 2019–20 global coronav...
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The objective of this research was to examine the capacity development of local self-governments in the field of disaster risk management (DRM). This quantitative research examines the degree of implementation of strategic, legislative, and institutional frameworks, as well as the capacity of local authorities to apply related policies through five...
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This paper presents quantitative research results regarding a predictive model of pandemic disaster fear caused by the coronavirus disease (COVİD-19). The aim of this paper was to establish the level and impact of certain demographic and socioeconomic characteristics on pandemic disaster fear caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19). The research was c...
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Starting from the unexplored level of the fire safety of citizens in Serbia, this paper presents the results of quantitative research regarding a fire safety behavior model for residential buildings in Serbia. The research was conducted using a questionnaire that was provided and then collected online for 540 respondents during April 2021. The stud...
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Social media informs the public about the most important events and conveys important information. Before, during and after disasters, social media are used to disseminate information about disasters and to collect data relevant to the implementation of preparedness, response and recovery activities and measures. Social networks are effective in di...
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Human perception of nature and God have always been inextricably linked. In order to understand nature and its inherent processes, including various natural hazards, the reasons for their origin were often attributed to God's will, suffering for sin and the similar. Fear of material and human losses prompted a man to pray and offer sacrifices/gifts...
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The objective of this quantitative study was to examine the impact of selected factors on the level and state of public health in local self-government units in 2021, with the consideration of data from 2020 and 2019. This survey included 77 out of 145 local self-government units in the Republic of Serbia and examined six dimensions defined by the...
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Starting from the increasingly frequent consequences of floods in local communities in Serbia, this paper aims to examine the level and impact of selected demographic, socio-economic and psychological factors on the level of social resilience to flood disasters. The research was conducted using a provided questionnaire and then collected online for...
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Starting from the increasingly frequent consequences of floods in local communities in Serbia, this paper aims to examine the level and impact of selected demographic, socioeconomic and psychological factors on the level of social resilience to flood disasters. The research was conducted using a provided questionnaire and then collected online for...
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This paper presents quantitative research results regarding the predictive model of citizens’ attitudes about the risks of introducing death penalty in the Serbian criminal justice system. We tested the central hypothesis of which gender is predicting variable in citizens’ attitudes about the risks of introducing the death penalty in the Serbian cr...
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У научној литератури постоје бројна истраживања перцепције грађана о полицији. Међутим, поставља се питање како полицију виде припадници приватног обезбеђења, који обављају сличне безбедносне задатке као полицајци. Резултати истраживања у коме је учествовало 178 припадника приватног обезбеђења указују да они имају високо мишљење о полицији и њеним...
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Polazeći od sve učestalijih prirodnih i antropogenih vanrednih situacija na području Srbije, cilj naučnog istraživanja predstavlja naučna deskripcija i eksplikacija uticaja demografskih, socio-ekonomskih i psiholoških faktora na percepciju građana o nivou ugrožavanja bezbednosti lokalnih zajednica u vanrednim situacijama izazvanim poplavama. Metodo...
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Until 2015, with the onset of the migrant crisis in Europe, irregular migration was not a major security problem for European leaders and their citizens. That year also saw a change in attitudes because a large number of citizens associate irregular migration with terrorism and other security problems. The goal of the research was to determine whet...
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This paper presents quantitative research results regarding the influence of demographic factors on the earthquake risk perception of the citizens of Belgrade. This research aims to determine how much the citizens of Belgrade are aware of the risk and prepared to react in the event of an earthquake. The relationship between gender, age, level of ed...
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In the last few years, under the influence of various circumstances, the demand for the private security industry has increased in Serbia. The aim of this research is to examine the extent and quality of cooperation between members of the public and private security sector as the mutual perception of its members because their relations are importan...
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Полазећи од све учесталијих природних и антропогених ванредних ситуација на подручју Србије, циљ научног истраживања представља научна дескрипција и експликација утицаја демографских, социо-економских и психолошких фактора на перцепцију грађана о нивоу угрожавања безбедности локалних заједница у ванредним ситуацијама изазваним поплавама. Методом сл...
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Keeping in mind that Serbia does not have a nuclear power plant and that there are justified reasons to introduce nuclear energy, it is necessary to examine citizens' level of information and preparedness for such disasters, i.e. the possibility of coping with a specific nuclear accident. Also, several nuclear power plants are in operation near Ser...
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Difficulties in the disaster management process are caused by many factors such as the complexity and fast-spreading harmful effects of hazards, lack of timely and accurate information, difficulty in making key decisions, inability to assess the situation in a short time, the complexity of managing necessary resources, etc. For these reasons, effec...
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The book "Tactics of protection and rescue in disasters" is a pioneering, original and comprehensive work that describes in a systematic and very simplified and understandable way operational, tactical, and strategic aspects of design, implementation and application of protection and rescue measures in various natural disasters (earthquakes, landsl...
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Zbirka propisa iz oblasti vanrednih situacija, namenjena je svim pripadnicima interventno-spasilačkih službi odnosno snagama sistema zaštite i spasavanja (Sektor za vanredne situacije, policija, vojska, služba hitne medicinske pomoći, gorska služba za spasavanje, jedinice civilne zaštite opšte i posebne namene, dobrovolјna vatrogasna društva) koji...
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Prirodne katastrofe su postale deo svakodnevnog života savremenog čoveka, i njihove pojave su sve učestalije i intenzivnije zbog klimatskih promena. Zemljotresi zbog svoje nepredvidivosti predstavljaju jednu od najstrašnijih i najskupljih prirodnih katastrofa. Autori u ovom radu, koristeći pregled literature, predstavljaju osnovne karakteristike ze...
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Wildfires risk assessment plays a key role in each phase of the wildfire cycle, enabling the shift from fire suppression to prevention activities while improving decisions for response and restoration activities. Moreover, it enables synergies between fire and landscape management for achieving an integrated fire management approach. Because wildfi...
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Disaster risk communication is one of the foundations of successful disaster management, which is reflected in reducing the devastating effects of disaster hazards on human lives and property by providing timely critical information to vulnerable communities. Insufficiently developed system of identification, analysis, and sharing information on di...
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Poštovana/poštovani, imamo izuzetnu čast i zadovoljstvo da vam predstavimo Zbornik radova, „PRAVNI I BEZBEDNOSNI ASPEKTI UPRAVLJANJA RIZICIMA OD PRIRODNIH I ANTROPOGENIH KATASTROFA“, koji zajedno izdaju Pravni fakultet, Univerzitet u Novom Sadu, Naučno-stručno društvo za upravljanje rizicima u vanrednim situacijama i Međunarodni institut za istraži...
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Disasters caused by fires in residential buildings pose a serious threat to the life and health of people and their property. Improving the resilience of society requires knowledge of different perspectives and dimensions of fire in residential buildings. Using the methods of literary analysis, the authors analyze and examine current fire protectio...
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This paper presents quantitative research results regarding students’ attitudes and preferences towards disaster learning multimedia to enhance preparedness. The research was conducted during February and March 2021, where the respondents' answers were collected by sending an online survey questionnaire electronically to the email addresses of high...
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The subject of the scientific research envisaged within the DISARIMER project is multimethod research (quantitative and qualitative research) and SWOT analysis in order to scientifically explicate factors that disable the strengthening of the disaster risk management system. Within the quantitative research tradition, a large number of surveys will...
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This paper presents the results of quantitative research regarding the fire safety behavior model for residential buildings in Serbia. The survey was conducted using a requested and collected questionnaire from 540 respondents during April 2020. The study's objective was to determine to what degree the education level and gender influence the predi...
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The objective of this research was to examine the citizens’ attitudes to various factors influencing the implementation of effective disaster risk communication in the Republic of Serbia. In addition, the research aims to scientifically describe the predictors of successful disaster risk communication. Using an online survey questionnaire, based on...
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Due to the increasing frequency and variety of disasters caused by floods and their effect on people, environment, material, and cultural goods, there is an unavoidable need to improve the security of citizens through innovative solutions to improve Serbian citizens' resilience to such disasters. The subject of the research is a comprehensive exami...
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This paper presents quantitative research results regarding the influence of demographic factors on the earthquake risk perception of the citizens of Belgrade. This research aims to determine how much the citizens of Belgrade are aware of the risk and prepared to react in the event of an earthquake. The relationship between gender, age, level of ed...
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Obrazovanje o katastrofama predstavlja jedan od najznačajnijih preduslova unapređenja pripremljenosti društva i građana za blagovremeno i adekvatno reagovanje u takvim situacijama. Iz tih razloga, koriste se različiti tradicionalni i inovativni načini edukacije mladih o katastrofama koji imaju za cilj unapređenje njihove otpornosti na različite pri...
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Supplementary material - The Questionnaire Intended for Representatives of Local Self-Government Units in Towns Relative to Disaster Management Activities and Figure S1. Study areas location
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This paper presents quantitative research results regarding students’ attitudes and preferences towards disaster learning multimedia to enhance preparedness. The research was conducted during February and March 2021, where the respondents' answers were collected by sending an online survey questionnaire electronically to the email addresses of high...
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In different parts of the world, decision-makers and risk managers use specific and particularly complex disaster early warning and alert systems to protect people and their material goods from the harmful effects of various disasters in a timely, efficient and appropriate manner. However, concerning the level of scientific-technological and econom...
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Due to the increasing frequency and variety of disasters caused by floods and their effect on people, environment, material, and cultural goods, there is an unavoidable need to improve the security of citizens through innovative solutions to improve Serbian citizens' resilience to such disasters. The subject of the research is a comprehensive exami...
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In different parts of the world, decision-makers and risk managers use specific and particularly complex disaster early warning and alert systems to protect people and their material goods from the harmful effects of various disasters in a timely, efficient and appropriate manner. However, concerning the level of scientific-technological and econom...
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This paper presents the results of quantitative research regarding the predictive model of citizens' attitudes about the risks of introducing the death penalty in the Republic of Serbia legal system. The research was conducted with the use of a questionnaire that was requested and then collected online from 427 people in June 2021. A multivariate r...
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In the scientific literature, there are numerous studies of citizens' perceptions of the police. However, the question arises as to how the police are seen by members of private security, who, like police officers, perform similar security tasks. The results of the survey, which involved 178 members of private security, indicate that they have a hi...
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Predmet rada predstavlja naučna deskripcija konceptualnih osnova otpornosti na katastrofe. Na jedan vešt i sistematičan način, autori opisuju fenomenološke dimenzije otpornosti na katastrofe. Pored toga, daje se pregled najznačajnijih karakteristika različitih dimenzija otpornosti kao što su individualna, društvena, ekonomska i institucionalna otpo...
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Teritorija Srbije je osetljiva na različite vrste prirodnih opasnosti i rizik nije podjednak na celoj teritoriji; on varira u zavisnosti od vrste opasnosti i očekivanog potencijala štete. Seizmičke opasnosti, klizišta, odroni, poplave, bujične poplave, prekomerna erozija, suše i šumski požari su neke od značajnih prirodnih opasnosti na teritoriji S...
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Questionnaire private security preparedness for disasters caused by fires - Appendix.pdf
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Nuclear power remains one of the most accessible choices in addressing environmental and social concerns due to the continuously increasing energy needs around the world. While it remains an excellent source of energy due to its low price and low level of emissions, potential accidents remain a serious problem. An example of such is the most recent...
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The aim of the research is the examination of the factors influencing the public perception of climate change and its impact on natural disasters. This paper presents the results of quantitative research regarding testing the central hypothesis where education is the predicting variable of public perception of climate change and its impact on natur...
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Poštovani čitaoci, nakon uspešno realizovanog prvog nacionalnog seminara iz oblasti vanrednih situacija u organizaciji Naučno-stručnog društva za upravljanje rizicima u vanrednim situacijama i Međunarodnog instituta za istraživanje katastrofa, pred vama se nalazi tematski zbornik radova pod naslovom Taktika zaštite i spasavanja u vanrednim situacij...
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Osnovni podaci i istorijski razvoj U toku 15. juna 2018. godine, održana je osnivačka skupština i na predlog osnivača doc. dr Vladimira M. Cvetkovića, profesori sa Fakulteta bezbednosti, Kriminalističko-policijskog univerziteta, Geografskog i Šumarskog fakulteta su jednoglasno doneli Statut i formirali Naučno-stručno društvo za upravlјanje rizicim...
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Naučno-stručno društvo za upravljanje rizicima u vanrednim situacijama (NSDR-URVS) i Međunarodni institut za istraživanje katastrofa iz Beograda u saradnji sa većim brojem relevantnih i društveno odgovornih subjekata i snaga zaštite i spasavanja u vanrednim situacijama, organizovao je Prvi trodnevni nacionalni seminar za mlade i studente svih držav...
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Due to the increasing frequency and variety of disasters caused by floods and their effect on people, environment, material, and cultural goods, there is an unavoidable need to improve the security of citizens through innovative solutions to improve Serbian citizens' resilience to such disasters. The subject of the research is a comprehensive exami...
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Knjiga ,,Upravljanje u nuklearnim katastrofama“ predstavlja originalno, sveobuhvatno i prvo delo na našim prostorima u kojem se prikazuju rezultati teorijskog i empirijskog istraživanja karakteristika različitih faza integrisanog upravljanja u nuklearnim katastrofama, kao što su: prevencija i ublažavanje rizika od nuklearnih katastrofa; pripremljen...
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Naučno-stručno društvo za upravljanje rizicima u vanrednim situacijama i Međunarodni institut za istraživanje katastrofa iz Beograd u saradnji sa većim brojem relevantnih i društveno odgovornih subjekata i snaga zaštite i spasavanja u vanrednim situacijama, najavljuju održavanje Prvog trodnevnog seminara za studente svih državnih i privatnih Univer...
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The subject of the research was the examination of the factors of influence on the preparedness of the private security for disasters caused by fire. In addition to determining the preparedness index, there are deeper insights into the interrelationships between various selected variables and the level of preparedness of members of the private secu...
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Starting from the decision theory that explains the ways of decision making, the subject of research is to examine the role and importance of social networks in different phases of integrated risk management (mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery) from disasters in the Republic of Serbia. Using the method of multi-stage random sampling, 143...
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Knjiga ,,Mitovi o katastrofama: istine i zablude“ predstavlja bogatu riznicu podataka o najaktuelnijim i praktikovanim mitovima iz oblasti studija katastrofa, koji se razlikuju po svojoj morfologiji i društvenoj funkcionalnosti. Vešto i pronicljivo objašnjavajući suprotstavljene načine interpretacije ponašanja ljudi u uslovima katastrofa, autori na...
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Recognized as the basis for maintaining the functionality of the community in disaster conditions, the protection of critical infrastructure is one of the essential measures to improve society's resilience. Starting from the fact that society can be affected by various natural and anthropogenic disasters, the subject of this chapter refers to a com...
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Using measures for sustainable development and reducing the risk of disasters in order to protect the population, goods and the environment is the duty of every state in the fight against security challenges that disasters bring. Disaster risk reduction is a multidisciplinary policy designed to implement various measures to strengthen community res...
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This paper presents the results of quantitative research regarding the examination of the levels of efficiency of the fire protection system and the training of employees in Electrical power distribution of Serbia for fire protection, ie the analysis of the manner of implementation of fire protection measures, and determining whether these measures...
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The way of acting of police officers in emergency situations caused by misuse of weapons of mass destruction has its undeniable specific qualities since it happens in extreme circumstances with explicit danger to life and health. The police, besides the fire and rescue units, play a decisive role in removing the consequences of terrorist attacks. N...
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Univerzitet u Beogradu, Fakultet bezbednosti Nastavni predmet: Upravljanje rizicima u vanrednim situacijama Predavač: doc. dr Vladimir M. Cvetković
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Praktikum ,,Bezbednosni rizici i katastrofe” je namenjen studentima osnovnih i master akademskih studija Fakulteta bezbednosti Univerziteta u Beogradu, Kriminalističko-policijskog univerziteta i drugih fakulteta, radi njihovog uvođenja u nastavno-naučnu disciplinu iz oblasti studija katastrofa. Praktikum je napisan na osnovu višegodišnjeg iskustva...
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Starting with the severity of wildfires and the fact that about one-third of the territory of Polimlje consists of forests and that wildfires are relatively common in Prijepolje, the aim of our research is to examine the influencing factors of certain independent variables (sex, marital status, age, education, etc.) on different dimensions of prepa...
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International Journal of Disaster Risk Management is a peer-reviewed (twice a year) journal serves all aspects of disaster studies, policy, and management. It provides a platform for academics, policymakers and practitioners to publish high-quality research and practice concerning natural disasters, anthropogenic disasters, complex political emerge...
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This paper presents the results of quantitative research regarding the fire safety behavior model for residential buildings in Serbia. The survey was conducted using a requested and collected questionnaire from 540 respondents during April 2020. The study's objective was to determine to what degree the education level and gender influence the predi...
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Starting from the importance of risk perception for taking certain preventive measures to protect people and their property from disasters, the subject of the research is to examine the factors influencing public perception of mythically-based human behavior in disaster conditions. Using the random sampling method, 250 adult respondents were survey...
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Using measures for sustainable development and reducing the risk of disasters in order to protect the population, goods and the environment , is the duty of every state in the fight against the security challenges that disasters bring. Disaster risk reduction is a multidisciplinary policy designed to implement various measures to strengthen communi...
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Using measures for sustainable development and reducing the risk of disasters in order to protect the population, goods and the environment, is the duty of every state in the fight against the security challenges that disasters bring. Disaster risk reduction is a multidisciplinary policy designed to implement various measures to strengthen communit...
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Starting from the importance of risk perception for taking certain preventive measures to protect people and their property from disasters, the subject of the research is to examine the factors influencing public perception of mythically-based human behavior in disaster conditions. Using the random sampling method, 250 adult respondents were survey...
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Starting from the importance of innovative solutions for improving the needs of different practitioners as flood risk managers, the purpose of this review was to describe and analyze, evaluates, and prioritizes the various available different innovative solutions that have sufficient potential to be useful and used by practitioners. A systematic re...
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Ugroženost građana od katastrofa rezultat je kako fizičkih tako i društvenih faktora. Studije istraživanja roda u katastrofama počivaju na činjenici da je rod primarni princip organizovanja društva i verovanju da se rodna dimenzija mora uzeti u obzir ako želimo da steknemo uvid u položaj svih ljudi koji žive u sredinama podložnim uticaju prirodnih...
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Using measures for sustainable development and reducing the risk of disasters in order to protect the population, goods, and the environment is the duty of every state in the fight against the security challenges that disasters bring. Disaster risk reduction is a multidisciplinary policy designed to implement various measures to strengthen communit...
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Nuclear power (NP) remains one of the choices for increasing environmental and social concerns related to energy needs due to its relatively low level of emissions. At the other hand, serious problems can arise as a result of potential accidents. For example, the nuclear power plant (NPP) crisis in Fukushima Daichi (2011) has caused a great deal of...
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Nuclear power (NP) remains one of the choices for increasing environmental and social concerns related to energy needs due to its relatively low level of emissions. At the other hand, serious problems can arise as a result of potential accidents. For example, the nuclear power plant (NPP) crisis in Fukushima Daichi (2011) has caused a great deal of...
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International Journal of Disaster Risk Management is a peer-reviewed (twice a year) journal serves all aspects of disaster studies, policy, and management. It provides a platform for academics, policymakers and practitioners to publish high-quality research and practice concerning natural disasters, anthropogenic disasters, complex political emerge...
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Purpose The aim of the study is to determine the perception of general public on the Serbian police behaviors in combating COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the perception of the citizens how successful the police units were in fulfilling their tasks. Design/methodology/approach Due to the state of emergency declared due to COVID-19 pandemic, in parti...
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The subject of the research is to examine the private security preparedness for disasters caused by natural and anthropogenic hazards. In addition, the relationship between preparedness levels and various demographic and socio-economic factors is examined. The survey was anonymous with 4-point Likert scale questions (1- I absolutely disagree; 4- I...
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A new coronavirus emerged in December 2019 and quickly spread globally, causing unprecedented social, psychological, and economic damage. This study aimed to investigate people’s emotional reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic. The dataset for this study consisted of 2,013 adults (962 males and 1,053 females) in four countries (Italy, Lebanon, Portuga...
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Starting from the seriousness of the consequences of disasters caused by terrorist attacks, quantitative research was conducted with the aim of scientifically describing the attitudes of citizens on important issues regarding the possibilities of abusing chemical weapons for terrorist purposes. The research was conducted on a sample of 115 responde...