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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)
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Funder
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
Available from: 2019-03-22 Created: 2019-03-22 Last updated: 2020-01-30Bibliographically approved
Persson, T., Mårtensson, M. & Karlsson, C. (2019). Eurosceptic Challenger Parties and Political Opposition in European Union Politics: Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?. Scandinavian Political Studies, 42(3-4), 245-269
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Eurosceptic Challenger Parties and Political Opposition in European Union Politics: Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?
2019 (English)In: Scandinavian Political Studies, ISSN 0080-6757, E-ISSN 1467-9477, Vol. 42, no 3-4, p. 245-269Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Despite extensive research on Eurosceptic challenger parties, our knowledge of their influence on political opposition has so far been sparse. In this article we make an in-depth assessment of parliamentary EU opposition, based on 4,264 statements made by national parliamentarians in the European Affairs Committees (EACs) of Denmark and Sweden. Our analysis shows that the presence of Eurosceptic challenger parties in the national parliamentary arena impacts patterns and practices of EU opposition significantly. A greater presence of ‘hard’ Eurosceptic parties in parliament is associated with more opposition in EU politics. These parties deliver a vast majority of the polity-oriented opposition towards the EU and present more policy alter- natives than mainstream parties. The findings presented have implications for our understand- ing of national parliamentary EU opposition as well as for the assessment of the impact of Eurosceptic challenger parties on the process of European integration. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2019
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-395958 (URN)10.1111/1467-9477.12152 (DOI)000497237800008 ()
Funder
Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation
Available from: 2019-10-26 Created: 2019-10-26 Last updated: 2019-12-11Bibliographically approved
Persson, T. (2019). How the elections to the European Parliament fell short of providing alternatives. In: Bolin, N., Falasca, K., Grusell, M. & Nord, L. (Ed.), Euroflections.: Leading academics on the European Elections 2019. Sundsvall: Mid Sweden University, Demicom
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How the elections to the European Parliament fell short of providing alternatives
2019 (English)In: Euroflections.: Leading academics on the European Elections 2019 / [ed] Bolin, N., Falasca, K., Grusell, M. & Nord, L., Sundsvall: Mid Sweden University, Demicom , 2019Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sundsvall: Mid Sweden University, Demicom, 2019
Series
Demicom report ; 40
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-386391 (URN)978-91-88527-70-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-06-19 Created: 2019-06-19 Last updated: 2020-03-26Bibliographically approved
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, 20(4), 629-648
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 1741-2757, Vol. 20, no 4, p. 629-648Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2019
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)000485326900005 ()
Funder
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
Available from: 2019-08-08 Created: 2019-08-08 Last updated: 2019-10-31Bibliographically approved
Karlsson, C., Mårtensson, M. & Persson, T. (2019). Hur mycket opposition finns det i svensk EU-politik?. In: Anna Wetter Ryde och Göran von Sydow (Ed.), EU i riksdagen: (pp. 37-60). Stockholm: Svenska institutet för europapolitiska studier, Sieps 2019:1op
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hur mycket opposition finns det i svensk EU-politik?
2019 (Swedish)In: EU i riksdagen / [ed] Anna Wetter Ryde och Göran von Sydow, Stockholm: Svenska institutet för europapolitiska studier, Sieps 2019:1op , 2019, p. 37-60Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Svenska institutet för europapolitiska studier, Sieps 2019:1op, 2019
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-376530 (URN)978-91-86107-82-6 (ISBN)
Funder
Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation
Available from: 2019-02-06 Created: 2019-02-06 Last updated: 2019-05-28Bibliographically approved
Albrecht, F., Karlsson, C. & Persson, T. (2019). Patterns of Parliamentary Opposition: Empirical Evidence from the Deliberations in the German Bundestag’s Committee on European Union Affairs. Parliamentary Affairs
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Patterns of Parliamentary Opposition: Empirical Evidence from the Deliberations in the German Bundestag’s Committee on European Union Affairs
2019 (English)In: Parliamentary Affairs, ISSN 0031-2290, E-ISSN 1460-2482Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

This article examines patterns of oppositional behaviour in the German Bundestag’s Committee on European Union Affairs (EAC) for two separate legislative periods (2005–2009 and 2009–2013). The study makes two contributions to previous research. It, first, shed some much-needed empirical light on political opposition in the Bundestag by examining how much and what kind of opposition exists in the German EAC. Secondly, the article examines the differences in oppositional behaviour of the Members of Parliament between the two legislative periods following an institutional reform in 2009 that afforded the Bundestag with increased opportunity structures in Europen Union affairs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press, 2019
Keywords
European Affairs Committees, European Union, German Bundestag, National parliaments, Parliamentary opposition
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-400714 (URN)10.1093/pa/gsz048 (DOI)
Available from: 2020-01-02 Created: 2020-01-02 Last updated: 2020-01-08Bibliographically approved
Parker, C. F., Persson, T. & Widmalm, S. (2019). The effectiveness of national and EU-level civil protection systems: evidence from 17 member states. Journal of European Public Policy, 26(9), 1312-1334
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The effectiveness of national and EU-level civil protection systems: evidence from 17 member states
2019 (English)In: Journal of European Public Policy, ISSN 1350-1763, E-ISSN 1466-4429, Vol. 26, no 9, p. 1312-1334Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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)000477895100004 ()
Funder
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
Available from: 2018-09-27 Created: 2018-09-27 Last updated: 2019-10-01Bibliographically approved
Sieberer, U., Meyer, T. M., Bäck, H., Ceron, A., Falcó-Gimeno, A., Guinaudeau, I., . . . Persson, T. (2019). The Political Dynamics of Portfolio Design in European Democracies. British Journal of Political Science
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Political Dynamics of Portfolio Design in European Democracies
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2019 (English)In: British Journal of Political Science, ISSN 0007-1234, E-ISSN 1469-2112Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

The design of government portfolios – that is, the distribution of competencies among government ministries and office holders – has been largely ignored in the study of executive and coalition politics. This article argues that portfolio design is a substantively and theoretically relevant phenomenon that has major implications for the study of institutional design and coalition politics. The authors use comparative data on portfolio design reforms in nine Western European countries since the 1970s to demonstrate how the design of government portfolios changes over time. Specifically, they show that portfolios are changed frequently (on average about once a year) and that such shifts are more likely after changes in the prime ministership or the party composition of the government. These findings suggest a political logic behind these reforms based on the preferences and power of political parties and politicians. They have major implications for the study of institutional design and coalition politics.

Keywords
multiparty government, portfolio allocation, portfolio design, Western Europe
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-392943 (URN)10.1017/S0007123419000346 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-09-11 Created: 2019-09-11 Last updated: 2019-09-11
Bernitz, U., Mårtensson, M., Oxelheim, L. & Persson, T. (2018). Analysing the Prosperity Gap: The Economic, Legal, and Political Challenges Facing the EU. In: Ulf Bernitz, Moa Mårtensson, Lars Oxelheim, Thomas Persson (Ed.), Bridging the Prosperity Gap in the EU: the Social Challenge Ahead. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Analysing the Prosperity Gap: The Economic, Legal, and Political Challenges Facing the EU
2018 (English)In: Bridging the Prosperity Gap in the EU: the Social Challenge Ahead / [ed] Ulf Bernitz, Moa Mårtensson, Lars Oxelheim, Thomas Persson, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-339299 (URN)978 1 78643 666 5 (ISBN)978 1 78643 667 2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-01-17 Created: 2018-01-17 Last updated: 2018-01-18Bibliographically approved
Persson, T. & Edholm, K. (2018). Assessing the Effects of European Union Funding of Civil Society Organizations: Money for Nothing?. Journal of Common Market Studies, 56(3), 559-575
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Assessing the Effects of European Union Funding of Civil Society Organizations: Money for Nothing?
2018 (English)In: Journal of Common Market Studies, ISSN 0021-9886, E-ISSN 1468-5965, Vol. 56, no 3, p. 559-575Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study investigates whether the European Union's funding of civil society organizations (CSOs) can foster equal access to existing channels of participation. This is analyzed by using data from 7,889 CSOs that are registered in the EU Transparency Register. Two criteria should be met for funding to combat inequalities among CSOs: the funding must support underrepresented interests, and it must increase their participation in the policy process. The results of a logistic regression analysis show that the Commission's funding scheme does support underrepresented interests but makes participation more unequal by also supporting already overrepresented groups. Furthermore, the analysis shows that the probability of a CSO having access to formal channels of participation significantly increases if it has received funding. The conclusion is that funding could be used more efficiently if the Commission were to consistently support underrepresented interests.

Keywords
civil society organizations; EU funding; transparency register; equal access; participation; European Commission
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-331774 (URN)10.1111/jcms.12636 (DOI)000430667300005 ()
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Available from: 2017-10-18 Created: 2017-10-18 Last updated: 2018-06-29Bibliographically approved
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