What’s the problem? Local officials’ conceptions of weaknesses in their municipalities’ crisis management capabilities

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title What’s the problem? Local officials’ conceptions of weaknesses in their municipalities’ crisis management capabilities
Author(s) Nilsson, Jerry
Date 2010
English abstract
It is becoming increasingly common for local-government officials (civil servants and political appointees) to take part in vulnerability analyses to assess their municipality’s capacity to withstand various crises. The question of how such groups conceive of problems concerning their municipality’s crisis management capabilities is largely unexplored. The aim of this study is to analyze the conceptions that groups of civil servants and political appointees engaged in vulnerability analyses have of weaknesses in their organizations’ crisis management capabilities. The attempt is to identify themes in how problems are described, as well as to compare how often the problems may be associated with different elements that constitute an organization and the different crisis management processes an organization needs to be involved in to manage crises. Ten vulnerability analyses, conducted in seven municipalities, and in one case at a county level, are analysed. The results are discussed in terms of what they indicate concerning the understanding these officials had of the municipalities’ crisis management capabilities.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-5973.2010.00607.x (link to publisher's fulltext)
Host/Issue Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management;2
Volume 18
ISSN 1468-5973
Pages 83-95
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Other social sciences::Public sector research
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/10640 (link to this page)

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