Epidemics and pandemics risk governance: a case of post-COVID-19 in the United Kingdom

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COVID-19 made significant health, economic, and social impact across the world. The situation urgently needs to strengthen disaster risk reduction strategies to reduce risks and enhance resilience. Nevertheless, many instances have evidenced disaster risk governance–related issues. This study examined the United Kingdom's present disaster risk governance system since the country has been hit significantly by the pandemic. The study evaluates the risk governance system in the United Kingdom across the key elements of the International Risk Governance Framework. The study conducted a systematic literature review following a literature review protocol. Documents were selected from the Science Direct, Emerald, and Google Scholar databases. Across the framework elements, several challenges were found within the UK's pandemic risk governance system. The study highlights the strength of the well-developed legal and policy supported the country's risk governance system. Even though the study was conducted at the early stage of the pandemic, the early findings will benefit policymakers and practitioners shaping the pandemic risk governance system in the country for a resilient society.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPandemic Risk, Response, and Resilience
Subtitle of host publicationCOVID-19 Responses in Cities Around the World
EditorsIndrajit Pal, Rajib Shaw
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780323994361
ISBN (Print)9780323992770
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2022


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