Cascades - Mapping the multi-disciplinary landscape in a post-pandemic world

Int J Disaster Risk Reduct. 2020 Dec;51:101842. doi: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2020.101842. Epub 2020 Sep 10.


This paper introduces the Special Issue on Cascading Effects in Disaster Risk Management. It reviews the contributions and highlights their multi-disciplinary interpretations of cascades. It proceeds to discuss whether the on-going unfolding of the COVID-19 pandemic illustrates the cascades metaphor.

Keywords: COVID-19; Cascading disasters; Disaster risk science; Human-induced hazards; Natural hazards.