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Wimelius E., M. & Engberg, J. (2015). Crisis Management through Network Coordination: Experiences of Swedish Civil Defence Directors. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 23(3), 129-137.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Crisis Management through Network Coordination: Experiences of Swedish Civil Defence Directors
2015 (English)In: Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, ISSN 0966-0879, E-ISSN 1468-5973, Vol. 23, no 3, p. 129-137Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article we explore and analyse Swedish Civil Defence Directors’ views on coordination and cooperation in crisis management. The directors work at County Administrative Boards (CABs) which by law are required to coordinate all relevant actors – national agencies, municipal, private and voluntary – by leading their cooperation in extraordinary events. How do CABs manage this, especially against a backdrop of increasing demands on clarity, command, control and explicit goals in crisis management? Through the lens of research on governance we analyse the directors’ views and find that although they support horizontal, inter-organizational network based coordination and cooperation, there is frustration regarding the decision-making capacities of the CABs, the lack of conflict management mechanisms in networks and resource allocation.

 

 

Keyword
crisis management, cooperation, coordination
National Category
Public Administration Studies
Research subject
statskunskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-94966 (URN)10.1111/1468-5973.12048 (DOI)000358368700002 ()
Projects
Hoten, myndigheterna och lagen
Available from: 2014-10-20 Created: 2014-10-20 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Naarttijärvi, M., Bergling, P., Wimelius, M. E., Engberg, J. & Wennerström, E. O. (2015). Krisen, myndigheterna och lagen: Krishantering i rättens gränsland. Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Krisen, myndigheterna och lagen: Krishantering i rättens gränsland
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2015 (Swedish)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [sv]

Vid kriser som Estoniakatastrofen, tsunamin eller skogsbranden i Västmanland måste myndigheter kunna agera snabbt och effektivt tillsammans. Men detta måste ske utan att lagar överträds och utan att principerna för rättsstaten bryts, något som kan vara utmanande. Dessutom bygger vår krisberedskap i stort på principer och målsättningar som saknar ett bestämt juridiskt innehåll, till exempel ansvars- och närhetsprincipen, och på förhoppningar om att myndigheter och andra offentliga och privata aktörer övat samverkan och förmår komma överens.I denna bok utreds de rättsliga förutsättningarna för krishantering. Därtill ställs frågan hur detta sätt att reglera och styra agerandet i krissituationer faktiskt upplevs av de aktörer som är berörda. Förstår de vad som förväntas, tycker de att detta är genomförbart och uppfattar de var de rättsliga gränserna går?I boken diskuteras också om denna regleringsform gett upphov till oväntade gränsdragningsproblem och principiella konflikter i styrningen, och hur dessa i så fall förhåller sig till etablerade rättsstatliga principer om bland annat klarhet, koherens, rimlighet och kongruens.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2015. p. 176
Keyword
Crisis, authority, law, constitutional law, contingency, resilience, network, government, disaster, Kris, myndighet, lag, rätt, juridik, konstitutionell rätt, förvaltning, samverkan, samordning, katastrof, nätverk, governance, krisberedskap, beredskap, extraordinära händelser, olyckor, kriser, konstitutionell nödrätt, rättsstat, länsstyrelsen, räddningstjänst, rättsstat
National Category
Law (excluding Law and Society) Public Administration Studies
Research subject
Law; konstitutionell rätt; Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-111597 (URN)9789140691040 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
Available from: 2015-11-17 Created: 2015-11-17 Last updated: 2015-12-11Bibliographically approved
Engberg, J. & Wimelius, M. E. (2015). Outsourced responsibilities and new public management: the context of Swedish crisis management as seen from county administration boards. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, 33(3), 323-339.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Outsourced responsibilities and new public management: the context of Swedish crisis management as seen from county administration boards
2015 (English)In: International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, ISSN 0280-7270, Vol. 33, no 3, p. 323-339Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article, a storm named Hilde is the entry point for an exploration and analysis of the consequences of public sector reforms on the crisis management system in Sweden. We are particularly interested in reforms of decentralization, privatization, and the adoption of New Public Management (NPM) mechanisms. Empirically, we study the views of Civil Defence Directors at County Administration Boards (CABs). The 21 CABs represent the central government at the regional level and are required by law to coordinate crisis management between national agencies, municipalities, and private interests. Our empirical investigations indicate that the Defence Directors perceive and adapt to reforms differently depending on the size of CABs, thereby bringing to the fore critical matters of equivalence. It also appears as if the discretion that the reforms were supposed to provide for crisis management actors is severely hampered by NPM inspired regulations, competitive features, and instruments of control.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
International Research Committee on Disasters, 2015
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-112718 (URN)
Available from: 2015-12-14 Created: 2015-12-14 Last updated: 2017-12-01Bibliographically approved
Engberg, J. (2006). Measuring the Willingness to Serve: a Risk related Peacekeeping index. In: : . Paper presented at ISA convention. .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Measuring the Willingness to Serve: a Risk related Peacekeeping index
2006 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-89566 (URN)
Conference
ISA convention
Available from: 2014-06-04 Created: 2014-06-04 Last updated: 2014-06-05
Engberg, J. (2006). Utvärdering av övning Clemens: Länsstyrelsen i Västerbotten övar med anledning avspelad kärnteknisk olycka på Kolahalvön. .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Utvärdering av övning Clemens: Länsstyrelsen i Västerbotten övar med anledning avspelad kärnteknisk olycka på Kolahalvön
2006 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-89567 (URN)
Available from: 2014-06-04 Created: 2014-06-04 Last updated: 2014-06-05
Engberg, J. & Wahlbäck, C. (2005). Nordic External Relations: Security and International Commitment. In: : . Paper presented at NOPSA. .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Nordic External Relations: Security and International Commitment
2005 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-89568 (URN)
Conference
NOPSA
Available from: 2014-06-04 Created: 2014-06-04 Last updated: 2014-06-05
Engberg, J. (2001). Illiberal Democracy in Southeast Asia. In: Andersson,D & Poon,J. (Ed.), Asia Pacific Transitions: . London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Illiberal Democracy in Southeast Asia
2001 (English)In: Asia Pacific Transitions / [ed] Andersson,D & Poon,J., London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2001Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2001
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-89572 (URN)0333803019 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-06-04 Created: 2014-06-04 Last updated: 2014-06-05
Engberg, J. & Ersson, S. (2001). Illiberal Democracy in the Third World: an Empirical Enquiry. In: Jeff Haynes (Ed.), Democracy and Political Change in the "Third World": . London: Routledge.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Illiberal Democracy in the Third World: an Empirical Enquiry
2001 (English)In: Democracy and Political Change in the "Third World" / [ed] Jeff Haynes, London: Routledge, 2001Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2001
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
statskunskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-89570 (URN)0415244439 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-06-04 Created: 2014-06-04 Last updated: 2015-12-14
Engberg, J. (1986). Folkrörelserna i välfärdssamhället. (Doctoral dissertation). Umeå: Umeå universitet.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Folkrörelserna i välfärdssamhället
1986 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Alternative title[en]
Voluntary associations in the welfare society
Abstract [en]

Swedish voluntary associations, folkrörelser have been honoredwith a gilt-edged history, a chronicle in need of criticalnuance. Those mass movements which at the time of thebreakthrough of democracy and the welfare society were bearers ofcivic ideals and visions have changed in character and metcompetition from other organizations. Over the years theorganizational sphere as well as its enviroment have evolved intosomething of a completely different nature.The purpose of this study is to reconstruct the communityfunctions of voluntary associations; and to identify theconditions under which voluntary associations are able to promotedifferent political cultures.The analyses prove that voluntary associations in the welfaresociety occupy community functions located between the extremesof a service and a pressure function. Extrapolated to themacro-level they are on the way to a privatist and pluralistsociety, respectively. Few, if any, organizations maintain forcesthat point in the direction of a civil or state society.Organizations push society onto a path leading towards pluralismand individualism, but what does this imply for the developmentof the whole social formation? A variety of forces maycounterbalance the aspirations of voluntary associations. In thewelfare society key emphasis must be placed on what happens whenorganizations meet the challenge imposed by the volumnious growthof the public sector.The capacity of organizations to change the enviroment isdependent on the scale and thoroughness of public intervention:the more extensive government interventionism, the harder it isfor organizations to leave their imprint on the making of apolitical culture. If, however, the integration of the economic,social, and political arenas was to disintegrate or the arenaswere to become softer in their contours, organization potentialswould grow stronger. Voluntary associations are more reactivethan active in political conditions characterized by integratedarenas and government interventionism; reducing publicintervention is a prerequisite for organizations to be able toreshape the political culture.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 1986. p. 210
Keyword
Voluntary associations, community functions, political culture, welfare society, public interventionism, Folkrörelser, Sverige
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-70254 (URN)
Public defence
1986-03-21, Humanisthuset hörsal F, Umeå universitet, Umeå, 10:15
Projects
digitalisering@umu
Available from: 2013-05-09 Created: 2013-05-09 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
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