Articles | Volume 18, issue 4
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 1233–1246, 2018
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 1233–1246, 2018
Research article
27 Apr 2018
Research article | 27 Apr 2018

The role of minimum supply and social vulnerability assessment for governing critical infrastructure failure: current gaps and future agenda

Matthias Garschagen and Simone Sandholz

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Despite the increased attention given to critical infrastructure resilience in the context of natural hazards and disasters discussions on the role of social vulnerability assessments and minimum supply considerations for governing critical infrastructure failures remain scarce. Based on a structured literature review the paper responds to the identified gaps by developing a heuristic model on the linkages between the three topics and sketches out recommendations for a future research agenda.
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