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Democratic societies defeat (COVID-19) disasters by boosting shared knowledge

Laura Martignon (), Shabnam Mousavi () and Joachim Engel ()
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Laura Martignon: Ludwigsburg University of Education
Shabnam Mousavi: Max Planck Institute for Human Development
Joachim Engel: Ludwigsburg University of Education

Mind & Society: Cognitive Studies in Economics and Social Sciences, 2021, vol. 20, issue 1, No 16, 143-147

Abstract: Abstract Preparing people for dealing with hazards, diseases and disasters requires teaching them statistics, and ideally doing so by means of good representation formats in a dynamic fashion. Translating these dynamics to simple communication is what governments need from scientists.

Keywords: COVID-19; Corona virus; Numeracy; Information representation; Policy making; Risk literacy; Democracy; Transparency (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1007/s11299-021-00278-0

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