Rethinking vulnerability in the Nordics. Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic

Emmanuel Raju, Claudia Morsut*, Olivier Rubin, Gyöngyi Kovacs, Johan von Schreeb, Carina King, Anne Bach Nielsen

*Corresponding author for this work

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The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to rethink our understanding of vulnerability. This conversation has started to emerge in different forums across the Nordics. In this context, the Nordics have seen different responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this piece, we present three dimensions needed to push beyond the traditional notions of categories in understanding vulnerability. We also present different examples on how vulnerability manifested itself through different dimensions which may be different to natural hazards.
Original languageEnglish
Article number104474
Peer-reviewed scientific journalInternational Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction
Publication statusPublished - 16.04.2024
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article - refereed


  • 517 Political science
  • 117,1 Geosciences
  • vulnerability
  • pandemics
  • Nordics
  • intersectionality
  • governance

Areas of Strength and Areas of High Potential (AoS and AoHP)

  • AoHP: Humanitarian and societal logistics


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