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Written Assignment – Concept Of Vulnerability

 

write a clear and descriptive narrative that:

  • Defines the ‘concept of vulnerability’.
    • Elaborate upon the multi-disciplinary theories that support both the technical and the social origins of the concept of vulnerability; and
    • Identify the paradigms for qualitative and quantitative assessments of vulnerability.
  • Further, identify and discuss four actions that local government takes when a disaster occurs;
  • List three State government actions in response to a disaster that may lead to a Federal disaster declaration.

Research and investigation beyond those materials indicated in the course-ware will be required.

  • Your assignment must be properly formatted and cited using APA (per the most recent edition of the APA manual).
  • Your assignment must be a minimum of 750 words, not counting cover page and reference page material. Your writing can be longer, but it cannot be under the minimum indicated word-count for credit.
  • Do not simply list questions and respond – your work is intended to be a complete, integrative narrative that embodies an introduction a body within which you respond to the targeted questions and a summary and conclusion.

 National Response Framework (fema.gov) 

 Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 201: Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment Guide Supplement 1: Toolkit (azed.gov) 

 Mitigation Ideas – A Resource for Reducing Risk to Natural Hazards (tamus.edu) 

 a571791.pdf (dtic.mil)