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New dissertation: Indivisible Wholes & Fragmented Realities. On the Aggregation of Disaster Risk Information


On Friday 21 September 2018, Peter Månsson will defend his doctoral thesis titled Indivisible Wholes & Fragmented Realities. On the Aggregation of Disaster Risk Information. The thesis investigates the possibility of understanding disaster risk. Specifically, it explores the challenges and prerequisites of collecting and making sense of disaster risk information from multiple actors. The way that this is done is not only decisive for which risks we address and how. It is also decisive for the types and magnitude of losses that future disasters will bring about. 

Peter Månsson has conducted his PhD during a leave from his previous employer, the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB). Prior to his position at Lund University, he gained more than 10 years’ experience from working with disaster risk management at different administrative levels in Sweden and abroad. Through a blend of document analyses, experiments, literature studies and consultation with disaster risk managers, he has tried to gain insights to resolve challenges he experienced during this time. 

The thesis will be publicly defended at 10:15 a.m. in lecture hall V:B, V-building, John Ericssons väg 1, Lund. You are most welcome to attend.