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Widmalm, S., Parker, C. F. & Persson, T. (2019). Civil Protection Cooperation in the European Union: How Trust and Administrative Culture Matter for Crisis Management (1ed.). London: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Civil Protection Cooperation in the European Union: How Trust and Administrative Culture Matter for Crisis Management
2019 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The EU and its member states have committed themselves to the protection of their citizens, and a Europe that protects must be able to respond effectively when disaster strikes. Utilizing unique survey data and interviews in nineteen EU member states, this book treats civil protection and crisis management as crucial cases for investigating which factors—such as trust, public-administration culture, and public-administration structure—facilitate or hinder effective EU cooperation. In addition to investigating the main divides and unifying patterns of cooperation that exist among the EU member states, the authors combine knowledge from crisis management studies together with insights from public and social capital studies to examine to what extent so-called ‘software factors’, such as culture, trust, and norms, matter for achieving effective civil protection cooperation and crisis management.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. p. 214 Edition: 1
Series
European Administrative Governance, ISSN 2524-7263, E-ISSN 2524-7271
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-380049 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-02858-9 (DOI)978-3-030-02857-2 (ISBN)978-3-030-02858-9 (ISBN)
Projects
Persona
Funder
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
Available from: 2019-03-22 Created: 2019-03-22 Last updated: 2019-03-22
Persson, T., Parker, C. F. & Widmalm, S. (2019). How trust in EU institutions is linked to trust in national institutions: Explaining confidence in EU governance among national-level public officials. European Union Politics
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How trust in EU institutions is linked to trust in national institutions: Explaining confidence in EU governance among national-level public officials
2019 (English)In: European Union Politics, ISSN 1465-1165, E-ISSN 1741-2757Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

This article analyzes the link between trust in national institutions and trust in European Union-level institutions among national public officials. Previous research has mainly looked at citizens; in contrast, little is known about the views national officials actually hold towards European Union-level institutions or how much confidence they place in them. Our study draws on a unique survey of 670 officials in 17 European Union member states who are involved in civil protection, a policy area which has recently emerged as one of the most important in the Union. Three mechanisms are explored: a ‘transference’ mechanism; a ‘trust syndrome’ mechanism and a ‘rational evaluation’ mechanism. Our findings confirm the existence of all three mechanisms and show that if European Union institutions are to be trusted to manage European Union-wide crises, then national institutions must be trusted too. This has far-reaching implications for the prospects of enhanced cooperation among civil-protection institutions in the European Union.

Keywords
Civil protection, European Union, institutional trust, public officials, social trust
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-390312 (URN)10.1177/1465116519857162 (DOI)
Funder
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
Available from: 2019-08-08 Created: 2019-08-08 Last updated: 2019-08-08
Widmalm, S. (2018). Book Reviews: Violent conjunctures in democratic India [Review]. Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, 56(2), 257-259
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Book Reviews: Violent conjunctures in democratic India
2018 (English)In: Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, ISSN 1466-2043, E-ISSN 1743-9094, Vol. 56, no 2, p. 257-259Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-362666 (URN)10.1080/14662043.2018.1435160 (DOI)000433981400007 ()
Note

Book review of: Basu, Amrita (2015). Violent conjunctures in democratic India. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. ISBN 978-1107461321 (paperback).

WoS title: Violent conjunctures in democratic India

Available from: 2018-10-22 Created: 2018-10-22 Last updated: 2018-10-22Bibliographically approved
Widmalm, S., Persson, T. & Parker, C. F. (2018). Civilskyddssamarbete i Europeiska unionen: Hur tillit och administrativ kultur påverkar krishantering. Stockholm: Myndigheten för samhällsskydd och beredskap, MSB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Civilskyddssamarbete i Europeiska unionen: Hur tillit och administrativ kultur påverkar krishantering
2018 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med Personaprojektet har varit att kartlägga faktorer som främjar effektivt samarbete mellan civilskyddsmyndigheter i EU. Vårt fokus har riktats mot faktorer som tillit och administrativ kultur, och projektet har studerat hur dessa faktorer kan påverka förutsättningarna för effektiv krishantering. Personaprojektet har undersökt hur socialt kapital och förvaltningstraditioner skapar förutsättningar för att få detta samarbete att fungera effektivt, vilket tidigare inte tillägnats stor uppmärksamhet inom forskningen. Framför allt visar rapporten den viktiga roll som förtroende, nätverk och förvaltningskultur spelar för hur väl EU:s samarbete för civilskydd fungerar. Dessutom beskrivs möjligheterna till fortsatt samarbete mellan EU-länderna inom detta viktiga område.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Myndigheten för samhällsskydd och beredskap, MSB, 2018
Series
Publikationsnummer MSB ; 1308
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-372361 (URN)978-91-7383-888-7 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
Available from: 2019-01-07 Created: 2019-01-07 Last updated: 2019-01-07
Widmalm, S. (2018). DAGS FÖR KRITISK GRANSKNING AV TRON PÅ FAKTA. Danno e Responsabilità (3)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>DAGS FÖR KRITISK GRANSKNING AV TRON PÅ FAKTA
2018 (Swedish)In: Danno e Responsabilità, ISSN 1125-8918, E-ISSN 1973-8099, Respons, no 3Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: , 2018
Keywords
Sanning, Popper
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-369977 (URN)
Available from: 2018-12-18 Created: 2018-12-18 Last updated: 2019-01-24Bibliographically approved
Parker, C. F., Persson, T. & Widmalm, S. (2018). The effectiveness of national and EU-level civil protection systems:: evidence from 17 member states. Journal of European Public Policy
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The effectiveness of national and EU-level civil protection systems:: evidence from 17 member states
2018 (English)In: Journal of European Public Policy, ISSN 1350-1763, E-ISSN 1466-4429Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

A number of high profile crises and disasters have driven the EU to increase cooperation among its member states in the area of civil protection and to enhance its capacity to conduct civil protection operations in Europe and around the world. However, in the light of recent transboundary crises in the EU, manifested by the refugee crisis, terrorist attacks, and natural disasters, it is far from clear how effective such cooperative EU arrangements can be due to differences in the way national civil protection has been organized and due to the question of whether sufficient trust exists within and between the involved organizations. In this article, drawing from a unique study of civil protection agencies in 17 EU member states, and utilizing theories on crisis management, public administration and trust, we shed light on the factors that promote national and EU-level effectiveness in civil protection and crisis management.

Keywords
Civil protection, crisis management, effectiveness, European Union, public administration structure, public administration culture
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies) Public Administration Studies
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-361781 (URN)10.1080/13501763.2018.1523219 (DOI)
Funder
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
Available from: 2018-09-27 Created: 2018-09-27 Last updated: 2018-12-05Bibliographically approved
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
Widmalm, S. (2018). The Ideology Of Economism Can Explain The Rise Of Right-Wing Populism In Upcoming Swedish Election. Respons (3)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Ideology Of Economism Can Explain The Rise Of Right-Wing Populism In Upcoming Swedish Election
2018 (English)In: Respons, no 3Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: , 2018
Keywords
Election, Sweden
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-369976 (URN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2018-12-18 Created: 2018-12-18 Last updated: 2019-02-20Bibliographically approved
Widmalm, S. (2017). När statsvetare tar sig an demokratifrågan. Respons (6)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>När statsvetare tar sig an demokratifrågan
2017 (Swedish)In: Respons, ISSN 2001-2292, no 6Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: , 2017
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-369981 (URN)
Available from: 2018-12-18 Created: 2018-12-18 Last updated: 2019-02-27Bibliographically approved
Widmalm, S. (2017). Pakistan’s Ahmadiyyas Could Become the Next Rohingyas. TheWire
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Pakistan’s Ahmadiyyas Could Become the Next Rohingyas
2017 (English)In: TheWireArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New Delhi: , 2017
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-369980 (URN)
Note

December 6, 2017

Available from: 2018-12-18 Created: 2018-12-18 Last updated: 2019-02-27Bibliographically approved
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