REVIEW — Crisis Mapping: A Phenomenon and Tool in Emergencies

November 2011

The emergence of crisis mapping is an example of how an increasing number of citizens now participate in crisis communication. To understand this trend, a more differentiated view of crisis mapping as a phenomenon and as a tool is needed to understand its benefits and limitations as well as its larger political and social effects in various settings.

© 2011 Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich


Author: Myriam Dunn Cavelty, Jennifer Giroux

Editor: Daiel Trachsler

Series: CSS Analysis in Security Policy

Issue: 103

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