Les risques sismiques à Mérida (Venezuela). Pour une association des communautés à la prévention de catastrophe dans les sociétés fragiles.

Abstract : On 1999, on the state Vargas' coast, hundreds of peoples die because of natural catastrophe. Great disasters may lead to re-think risk management national policies, usually reduced to a mere planning. Obviously, Andean state capital, Merida, is bound to cope with a huge seismic risk. The analysis of the responding capacity shows a deep gap between probable risk management and potential catastrophes. Such a gap is the opportunity to question the way to lead crisis management and find substitute to rescue planning, especially in weak societies. The actual national strategy reform of risk management in Venezuela includes principals of participation, education and empowerment of communities in order to reduce risk vulnerability.
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Julien Rebotier. Les risques sismiques à Mérida (Venezuela). Pour une association des communautés à la prévention de catastrophe dans les sociétés fragiles.. Cahiers des Amériques Latines, Université Paris 3, Institut des Hautes Etudes de l'Amérique Latine (IHEAL / Université Paris 3), 2006, 47 (2004/3), pp.109-122. ⟨halshs-00441399⟩

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