Dual Disruptions: Overcoming the Effects of Disasters and Mis-, Dis-, and Mal-Information on Democracies

Lauren McLane EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Trust in governments worldwide is declining, thus undermining the social, economic, and political institutions of democracies and, therefore, legitimacy of governments.[1] Income inequality is also widening around the world, leading to increased individual and societal vulnerability, decreased resilience, and mass protests.[2] Simultaneously, catastrophic disasters are increasing in frequency and challenging disaster