The Public Policy Dimension of Resilience in Natural Disaster Management: Sweden’s Gudrun and Per Storms
2014 (English)In: Disaster and Development: Examining Global Issues and Cases / [ed] Naim Kapucu, Kuotsai Tom Liou, Switzerland: Springer, 2014, 235-253 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
This chapter conducts an analysis of learning and policy change as a basis for building resilience to extreme events. Influenced by policy process theory and based on a comparative case-study of two storms in Sweden (Gudrun in 2005 and Per in 2007), the analysis poses three empirical questions: What policy beliefs changed as the result of storm Gudrun and did those changes result in any revision of policy programs? Did the observed changes positively impact the response to storm Per? And, what factors may shed light on the processes of policy change and implementation that took place in between these events? The concluding section discusses the importance of policy process analysis and the conditions related to institutionalizing experience as a basis for resilience.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Switzerland: Springer, 2014. 235-253 p.
, Environmental Hazards
Learning, Policy Change, Resilience, Disaster Risk Reduction, Crisis Management, Disaster Management, Sweden’s Gudrun and Per Storms
Social Sciences Political Science Public Administration Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-224611DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-04468-2_14ISBN: 978-3-319-04467-5ISBN: 978-3-319-04468-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-224611DiVA: diva2:717290