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The Biggest Constructional Catastrophe in Polish History: The Collapsed Building in Chorzow-Katowice

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Type: Working Paper
Author: Chmielewski, Piotr
Date: 2006
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/4850
Sector: Social Organization
Region: Europe
Subject(s): institutional analysis
institutional economics
Abstract: From p. 3: "Tragic in its effects catastrophe in Katowice is an example of more often occurring accidents and catastrophes in metropolitan areas, so called: public sector contingencies and crises. Hereby case is an example of crowd and leisure centre disasters — characteristic feature of late-modernity culture. The subject of the following paper is analysis of conditions that led to this catastrophe. It is a first step towards cognitive-institutional analysis of crisis situation management, which resulted from catastrophe in Katowice. In short, in this moment we are interested in widely understandable factors, which had higher or lower influence on its establishing and course."

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