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A definition of cascading disasters and cascading effects: Going beyond the “toppling dominos” metaphor

@inproceedings{Pescaroli2015ADO,
  title={A definition of cascading disasters and cascading effects: Going beyond the “toppling dominos” metaphor},
  author={Gianluca Pescaroli and David E. Alexander},
  year={2015}
}
: The consequences of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake persuaded the global community to consider more realistically the problem of "cascading disasters". Since then, the concept has been widely used among scholars and practitioners but its definition remains vague. In order to explain a chain-sequence of interconnected failures, the word 'cascading' is often associated with the metaphor of toppling dominoes, which may have a bearing on the cause-and-effect relationship that is a feature of most… Expand

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