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Widmalm, S., Persson, T. & Parker, C. F. (2018). The EU’s civilian crisis management capacity and the challenge of trust. In: Oxelheim, L., Bakardjieva Engelbrekt, A., Michalski, A., Nilsson, N. (Ed.), The European Union: Facing the Challenge of Multiple Security Threats. Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The EU’s civilian crisis management capacity and the challenge of trust
2018 (English)In: The European Union: Facing the Challenge of Multiple Security Threats / [ed] Oxelheim, L., Bakardjieva Engelbrekt, A., Michalski, A., Nilsson, N., Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The chapter begins with an overview of some of the key security threats the EU is currently facing. Following this is a presentation of the EU’s crisis management capacities and the new institutional framework that has emerged for crisis management since the Treaty of Lisbon. The third section discusses the expectations of the citizens of EU Member States of the EU’s crisis management capacity based on data from the Eurobarometer. Next, utilizing our interview material, we outline the challenges facing Europe’s crisis management capacity stemming from differences in social capital and administrative cultures in the EU Member States. The chapter concludes with general observations and reflections on policy that should be taken into consideration in the development of Europe’s crisis management capacity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018
Series
European Security and Justice Critiques series
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-339489 (URN)10.4337/9781788111058 (DOI)978 1 78811 104 1 (ISBN)978 1 78811 105 8 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
Available from: 2018-01-19 Created: 2018-01-19 Last updated: 2018-02-28Bibliographically approved
Persson, T., Parker, C. F. & Widmalm, S. (2017). Social trust, impartial administration and public confidence in EU crisis management institutions. Public Administration, 95(1), 97-114
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Social trust, impartial administration and public confidence in EU crisis management institutions
2017 (English)In: Public Administration, ISSN 0033-3298, E-ISSN 1467-9299, Vol. 95, no 1, p. 97-114Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article, we investigate whether differences in social trust and impartial public administration have an impact on public confidence in EU crisis management institutions. Our assessment is based on a cross-country comparison using aggregate country-level data of the member states in the European Union. Earlier studies on the EU as a crisis manager have not carefully studied to what extent differences in social trust and administrative culture may or may not matter. Our analysis shows that in countries where citizens are treated impartially by their own national public administration institutions, people are less likely to support EU-coordinated civil protection efforts. In contrast, in places where citizens perceive their government's treatment of them as partial and unfair, citizens will tend to support EU-coordinated civil protection.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2017
National Category
Public Administration Studies
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-311696 (URN)10.1111/padm.12295 (DOI)000397475600006 ()
Projects
Persona
Funder
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
Available from: 2016-12-30 Created: 2016-12-30 Last updated: 2017-06-15Bibliographically approved
Widmalm, S. (2016). After NPM, curb your enthusiasm over the Principal Agent Theory. Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, 118(1), 127-143
Open this publication in new window or tab >>After NPM, curb your enthusiasm over the Principal Agent Theory
2016 (English)In: Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, ISSN 0039-0747, Vol. 118, no 1, p. 127-143Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-271264 (URN)
Available from: 2016-01-07 Created: 2016-01-07 Last updated: 2017-05-12Bibliographically approved
Ahlbäck Öberg, S. & Widmalm, S. (2016). Att göra rätt - även när ingen ser på. Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, 118(1), 7-17
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att göra rätt - även när ingen ser på
2016 (Swedish)In: Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, ISSN 0039-0747, Vol. 118, no 1, p. 7-17Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: , 2016
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies) Public Administration Studies
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-280980 (URN)
Available from: 2016-03-16 Created: 2016-03-16 Last updated: 2018-01-10Bibliographically approved
Widmalm, S., Bennich-Björkman, L., Jarstad, A., Ahlbäck Öberg, S., Hermansson, J. & Karlsson, C. (Eds.). (2016). Det hotade universitetet. Stockholm: Dialogos Förlag
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2016 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Dialogos Förlag, 2016
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-271272 (URN)
Available from: 2016-01-07 Created: 2016-01-07 Last updated: 2016-01-07
Ahlbäck Öberg, S., Bennich-Björkman, L., Hermansson, J., Jarstad, A., Karlsson, C. & Widmalm, S. (Eds.). (2016). Det hotade universitetet (1ed.). Stockholm: Dialogos Förlag
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2016 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [sv]

Under de drygt två hundra år som förflutit sedan det moderna forskningsuniversitetet såg dagens ljus i dåtida Preussen har vetenskap bevisligen gjort världen bättre. Fyra k:n – kunskap, kreativitet, kritikoch kollegialitet – har utgjort nyckeln till denna exempellösa framgång. Akademins framsteg har dock inte vilat på den demokratisk-politiska logik som genomsyrar dagens samhälle, utan på en parallell och alldeles egen verklighet där ett fritt sökande upprätthållits genom att forskare drivits av sitt engagemang och sin nyfikenhet. När denna anda får råda inom vetenskapen blir det också bra för samhället i stort. Men i det projektsamhälle som alltmer tar form och där tiden, resultaten och utvärderingen är centrala, framstår akademins och vetenskapens sätt att fungera som provocerande. Liksom stora delar av den offentliga verksamheten lever i dag akademin under trycket av kortsiktig resultatleverans.Hur kunde det bli så, och vad gör vi åt det?

Denna problematik är temat för Det hotade universitetet, som är redigerad och författad av engagerade forskare, tidigare universitetsrektorer och ämbetsmän som är förskräckta över en utveckling där djup kunskap, vildsint kreativitet, kritiska samtal och kollegialt ansvar kastas på sophögen. Denna utveckling kan inte, och får inte, fortsätta. Då rycker vi undan mattan för mänskliga framsteg och ett civiliserat samhälle. Det är hög tid att försvara de värden som akademin har stått för sedan lång tid tillbaka – inte för att de är traditionella, utan för att de är det modernaste vi har.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Dialogos Förlag, 2016. p. 282 Edition: 1
Keywords
universitetspolitik, högre utbildning, avkollegialisering, linjestyre, NPM, projektsamhälle, kollegialt styre
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-274795 (URN)9789175042992 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-01-26 Created: 2016-01-26 Last updated: 2017-05-11Bibliographically approved
Widmalm, S. (2016). Nedförsbackar från den besvärliga demokratin. In: Shirin Ahlbäck Öberg; Anna Jarstad; Li Bennich Björkman; Jörgen Hermansson; Christer Karlsson; Sten Widmalm (Ed.), Det hotade universitetet: . Stockholm: Dialogos Förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Nedförsbackar från den besvärliga demokratin
2016 (Swedish)In: Det hotade universitetet / [ed] Shirin Ahlbäck Öberg; Anna Jarstad; Li Bennich Björkman; Jörgen Hermansson; Christer Karlsson; Sten Widmalm, Stockholm: Dialogos Förlag, 2016Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Dialogos Förlag, 2016
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-271283 (URN)
Available from: 2016-01-07 Created: 2016-01-07 Last updated: 2017-05-12Bibliographically approved
Widmalm, S. & Ahlbäck Öberg, S. (2016). Om att göra rätt även när ingen ser på. Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, 118(1), 7-17
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Om att göra rätt även när ingen ser på
2016 (Swedish)In: Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, ISSN 0039-0747, Vol. 118, no 1, p. 7-17Article in journal (Refereed) Accepted
Keywords
New Public Management
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-271266 (URN)
Available from: 2016-01-07 Created: 2016-01-07 Last updated: 2017-05-12Bibliographically approved
Oskarsson, S. & Widmalm, S. (2016). Personality and Political Tolerance: Evidence from India and Pakistan. Political Studies, 1, 235-254
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Personality and Political Tolerance: Evidence from India and Pakistan
2016 (English)In: Political Studies, ISSN 0032-3217, E-ISSN 1467-9248, Vol. 1, p. 235-254Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Inspired by recent studies on personality and political attitudes and behavior we use the Big Five approach to assess the influence of a comprehensive set of personality traits on political tolerance. Our study is based on surveys in Bhopal in India and Lahore in Pakistan. We find that all Big Five traits – openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism – are significantly related to individuals’ willingness to grant political rights to groups they dislike in one or both countries. As one of only a few studies examining the relationship between the Big Five traits and political attitudes and behavior outside a Western context these findings demonstrate the importance of also paying attention to personality traits when studying contexts where situational factors such as political violence, poverty, and severe inequalities might be expected to be the main influence on individuals’ behavioral choices.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016
Keywords
political tolerance, personality traits, India, Pakistan
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-230017 (URN)10.1111/1467-9248.12169 (DOI)000371625800015 ()
Projects
Toledo
Funder
Swedish Research CouncilSida - Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
Available from: 2014-08-19 Created: 2014-08-19 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Widmalm, S. (2016). Political Tolerance in the Global South: Images from India, Pakistan and Uganda. London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Political Tolerance in the Global South: Images from India, Pakistan and Uganda
2016 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

What makes people agree to the extension of political rights to those they clearly dislike? This book moves beyond the extensive research on this question in western contexts to focus on the global south, offering unique empirical studies of political tolerance in plural societies where poverty is prevalent and democratic institutions can often be fragile. Based on extensive data gathered in India, Pakistan and Uganda, this volume offers an account of the factors that shape the foundations of a society and its capacity to be democratic, but where the need for the protection of human rights is great and where the state is either weak or even constitutes a counter-force against the rights of individuals and groups.

Combining large scale survey data with in-depth interviews in each national setting, the author exemplifies the great variation of factors which are related to political tolerance, shedding light on the fundamental patterns existing in the organization of state-society relations and the ways in which they produce certain results owing to the manner in which the forces of modernization operate.

A broad and empirically informed study of what shapes the foundations of a democratic society in modernizing nations, Political Tolerance in the Global South will appeal to scholars of sociology and political science with interests in democracy, human rights, diversity and tolerance.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2016. p. 304
Keywords
tolerance, intolerance, democracy, India, Uganda, Pakistan
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-271271 (URN)9781472476470 (ISBN)
Projects
TOLEDO
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Table of Contents

Preface

1. Political tolerance in plural societies

2. Understanding paths to political tolerance in multicultural societies

3. Fragile modernization in liberal India

4. Political tolerance in multi-conflictual Pakistan

5. Political tolerance and one-party dominated Uganda

Conclusions

Appendix

Bibliography

Index

Available from: 2016-01-07 Created: 2016-01-07 Last updated: 2017-05-12Bibliographically approved
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