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Eklund Wimelius, MalinORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-4669-0719
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Eklund Wimelius, M. & Strandh, V. (2024). Organised crisis volunteers, COVID-19, and the political steering of crisis management in Sweden. Disasters. The Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy and Management, 48(2), Article ID e12604.
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2024 (English)In: Disasters. The Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy and Management, ISSN 0361-3666, E-ISSN 1467-7717, Vol. 48, no 2, article id e12604Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article explores and analyses the activities of Swedish organised crisis volunteers during Covid-19. Based on a questionnaire and interviews, we set out to answer research questions on what characterised organised volunteerism during the pandemic, how organised volunteers experienced cooperation with local public actors and how they view political steering. We contribute to a growing literature on the role of volunteers and link that role to views on political steering, something that is rarely done in disaster research. Sweden is useful to explore because of how Covid-19 was managed; because there are organised crisis volunteers and a debate on how the Swedish system is steered. We show how organised volunteers adapted to changing needs and adopted new roles, that experiences of cooperation with local authorities varied and that calls were made for a stronger national leadership and for more explicit central political steering.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2024
Keywords
COVID-19, organised crisis volunteers, political steering, Sweden
National Category
Political Science Sociology Social Work
Research subject
political science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-214898 (URN)10.1111/disa.12604 (DOI)001098471200001 ()37450584 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85172938585 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, 2018-90034
Available from: 2023-10-03 Created: 2023-10-03 Last updated: 2024-05-07Bibliographically approved
Strandh, V. & E. Wimelius, M. (2023). Kommunerna och Frivilliga Resursgruppen (FRG) - om stöd i fredstida kriser och i höjd beredskap. Umeå: Umeå universitet
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2023 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 2023. p. 48
Series
Umeå Working Papers in Crisis Management Studies ; 3
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
political science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-207711 (URN)978-91-8070-099-3 (ISBN)
Note

Forskningsfinansiär: Svenska Civilförsvarsförbundet

Available from: 2023-04-28 Created: 2023-04-28 Last updated: 2023-06-01Bibliographically approved
Eklund Wimelius, M. (2023). Preventing violent and hateful extremism: comparing the experiences of domestic Swedish and international humanitarian-development NGOs. Conflict, Security and Development, 23(5), 545-561
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Preventing violent and hateful extremism: comparing the experiences of domestic Swedish and international humanitarian-development NGOs
2023 (English)In: Conflict, Security and Development, ISSN 1467-8802, E-ISSN 1478-1174, Vol. 23, no 5, p. 545-561Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In Sweden, local authorities are encouraged to cooperate with civil society to promote resilience to violent extremism. However, some (mostly Muslim) organisations are approached with suspicion and sometimes accused of not subscribing to basic democratic principles. Along with cooperation and resilience, suspicion seems to be a recurrent and global theme in the relationship between the prevention of violent and hateful extremism (VHE) and civil society. This paper builds on empirical research by the author and others, which examined how NGOs and FBOs operating within Sweden conducted and were challenged by preventive work. The paper compares results from the Swedish study against findings from international humanitarian-development NGOs via a scoping study to examine the similar and different dynamics around cooperation, resilience, and suspicion in prevention of VHE. Results will help progress the discussion on the challenges that civil society faces in its attempts to promote resilience to VHE.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2023
Keywords
Faith-based organisations, non-governmental organisations, resilience, suspicion, violent and hateful extremism
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
political science; political science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-208818 (URN)10.1080/14678802.2023.2210529 (DOI)000987101700001 ()2-s2.0-85159354324 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-05-31 Created: 2023-05-31 Last updated: 2024-01-03Bibliographically approved
Eklund, N., Eklund Wimelius, M. & Elfving, J. (2023). Russian ideas of peace and peacekeeping. In: Anna Jarstad; Johanna Söderström; Malin Åkebo (Ed.), Relational peace practices: (pp. 27-50). Manchester: Manchester University Press
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2023 (English)In: Relational peace practices / [ed] Anna Jarstad; Johanna Söderström; Malin Åkebo, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2023, p. 27-50Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2023
Series
New Approaches to Conflict Analysis
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
political science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-208448 (URN)2-s2.0-85170182024 (Scopus ID)9781526168962 (ISBN)9781526168955 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-05-24 Created: 2023-05-24 Last updated: 2023-09-18Bibliographically approved
Eklund Wimelius, M., Eriksson, M., Kinsman, J., Strandh, V. & Ghazinour, M. (2023). What is local resilience against radicalization and how can it be promoted?: a multidisciplinary literature review. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 46(7), 1108-1125
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2023 (English)In: Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, ISSN 1057-610X, E-ISSN 1521-0731, Vol. 46, no 7, p. 1108-1125Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this research note, we present results from a review of research on local resilience in relation to radicalization in public health, social work, crisis management, and community policing using terrorism studies as a point of departure. In order to identify agreements between literatures, we focus on how local resilience is understood, how it is said to be promoted, and how this knowledge could be synthesized. We show that resilience by and large is understood as both a process and a capacity underpinned by cooperation, social networks, and community resources and that an initial mapping of existing strengths and resources is pivotal for local resilience-building.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2023
Keywords
local, resilience, radicalization
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
political science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-153451 (URN)10.1080/1057610X.2018.1531532 (DOI)001000318500005 ()2-s2.0-85056329692 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, 2016-488
Available from: 2018-11-21 Created: 2018-11-21 Last updated: 2023-07-14Bibliographically approved
Strandh, V. & Eklund Wimelius, M. (2022). Det samhällsviktiga frivilligengagemanget. Umeå: Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Det samhällsviktiga frivilligengagemanget
2022 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Pandemin har tydligt visat vilken betydande roll frivilliga resurser spelar vid en omfattande samhällskris. Samtidigt visar analyser att det frivilliga engagemanget inte nyttjats på ett optimalt sätt av offentliga krishanteringsaktörer som exempelvis myndigheter (Coronakommissionen, 2021). I denna policy brief sammanfattas centrala insatser och erfarenheter från Frivillig Resursgrupp (FRG) under pandemin och tre rekommendationer, riktade både till FRG och kommuner, presenteras för att stärka det frivilliga engagemanget ytterligare och öka förutsättningarna för ett bättre nyttjande av frivilliga resurser.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 2022. p. 4
Series
Policy Brief - Statsvetenskapliga institutionen ; 2022:2
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
political science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-192831 (URN)
Projects
Kritiska flöden och försörjningskedjor under hot i förändring
Funder
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
Available from: 2022-03-01 Created: 2022-03-01 Last updated: 2022-03-02Bibliographically approved
Ghazinour, M., Rostami, A., Eriksson, M., Padyab, M. & Eklund Wimelius, M. (2021). Are the problems and motives clear enough?: A study on the placement of unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors at compulsory care institutions in Sweden. The Journal of Refugee Studies, 34(2), 1675-1694
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2021 (English)In: The Journal of Refugee Studies, ISSN 0951-6328, E-ISSN 1471-6925, Vol. 34, no 2, p. 1675-1694Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Swedish National Board of Institutional Care (SNBIC) is an independent governmental agency that provides compulsory care for minors with psychosocial problems, criminal behavior, and substance abuse. During recent years, a noticeable number of the youth placed at compulsory care institutions have been asylum-seeking minors who have arrived in Sweden without parents or guardians. This steady increase in placements has raised questions and concerns among the involved actors regarding the motives and needs underlying these placements. This qualitative study investigates the main motives that lead unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors to be placed at SNBIC residential homes and the problems that are to be solved during their placement, according to social workers and SNBIC staff. The study is based on 28 in-depth interviews with social workers and SNBIC staff. Findings indicate clear disagreement between social workers and SNBIC staff with regard to the motives for placing unaccompanied minors at SNBIC homes. Although the social workers and SNBIC staff explain that most of the unaccompanied youth placed at SNBIC homes have some form of criminal behavior or substance abuse, SNBIC staff believe, in some cases, the problem is not sufficiently serious to warrant compulsory care. As these disagreements and misunderstandings between the actors have an impact on their collaboration and, consequently, the situation of the unaccompanied minors, all attempts to reach a consensus on the leading causes for placement and the problems that need to be solved with SNBIC placement would increase security for both the young people and the relevant staff.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press, 2021
Keywords
unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors, compulsory care, Swedish National Board of Institutional Care, social workers
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-177000 (URN)10.1093/jrs/feaa067 (DOI)000705289700023 ()2-s2.0-85132988862 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2020-11-24 Created: 2020-11-24 Last updated: 2023-09-05Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, M., Eklund Wimelius, M., Ghazinour, M. & Padyab, M. (2021). Ensamkommande ungdomars placering vid SiS särskilda ungdomshem. Placeringsmotiv, problembild och insatser. Stockholm: Statens institutionsstyrelse (SiS)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ensamkommande ungdomars placering vid SiS särskilda ungdomshem. Placeringsmotiv, problembild och insatser
2021 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Statens institutionsstyrelse (SiS), 2021
Series
Institutionsvård rapport ; 2021:2
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-186531 (URN)978-91-87053-77-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-08-10 Created: 2021-08-10 Last updated: 2023-06-01Bibliographically approved
Eklund Wimelius, M., Strandh, V., Eriksson, M., Ghazinour, M., Kinsman, J. & Sundqvist, J. (2020). Lokal resiliens mot radikalisering och våldsbejakande extremism - från ett krisberedskapsperspektiv. Myndigheten för samhällskydd och beredskap; Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lokal resiliens mot radikalisering och våldsbejakande extremism - från ett krisberedskapsperspektiv
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2020 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Myndigheten för samhällskydd och beredskap; Umeå universitet, 2020. p. 24
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
political science; political science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-176115 (URN)978-91-7927-046-9 (ISBN)
Projects
Lokal resiliens mot radikalisering och våldsbejakande extremism – från ett krisberedskapsperspektiv
Funder
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, 2016-00486
Note

Forskningsprojekt: Lokal motståndskraft mot radikalisering : Hur samverkan mellan civilsamhälle och det offentliga kan stärkas och på så vis förbättra samhällsskydd och beredskap

Available from: 2020-10-20 Created: 2020-10-20 Last updated: 2020-10-23Bibliographically approved
E. Wimelius, M. & Strandh, V. (2020). Lokal resiliens mot våldsbejakande extremism – vad säger forskningen och vilka erfarenheter finns hos lokala offentliga aktörer och i civilsamhället?. Umeå: Enheten för polisutbildning vid Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lokal resiliens mot våldsbejakande extremism – vad säger forskningen och vilka erfarenheter finns hos lokala offentliga aktörer och i civilsamhället?
2020 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Enheten för polisutbildning vid Umeå universitet, 2020. p. 71
Series
Polisutbildningens skriftserie ; 8
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
political science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-176086 (URN)978-91-7855-314-3 (ISBN)
Projects
Lokal resiliens mot radikalisering och våldsbejakande extremism – från ett krisberedskapsperspektiv.
Funder
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, 2016-00486
Available from: 2020-10-20 Created: 2020-10-20 Last updated: 2021-03-08Bibliographically approved
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