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Organizing for Wicked Issues: The case of crisis management - Schuman Centre’s Seminar Series

Dates:
  • Wed 30 May 2018 16.30 - 18.00
  Add to Calendar 2018-05-30 16:30 2018-05-30 18:00 Europe/Paris Organizing for Wicked Issues: The case of crisis management - Schuman Centre’s Seminar Series

The world is characterised by turbulence, crises and unruly problems. This makes crisis management important. Dealing with crises is a core responsibility of governments and public sector executives. They often strike at the core of democratic governance and thereby challenge both governance capacity and governance legitimacy. Crises are increasingly transboundary, they are unpredictable, demand rapid response, and often arouse public criticism and debate. Planning and preparing for the unexpected and unknown, dealing with ambiguity and insecurity, responding to urgency and at the same time addressing citizens’ expectations is a crucial, but difficult task for the bureaucratic public administration. It tests the limit of what public administration is designed to do. Research on how to design public administration to protect citizens against crises and transboundary threats is limited. Professor Lægreid’s research focus is mainly on administrative capacity and especially on coordinating capacity in the field of crisis management. Chair: Philipp Genschel

Seminar Room Mansarda - Villa Schifanoia DD/MM/YYYY
  Seminar Room Mansarda - Villa Schifanoia

The world is characterised by turbulence, crises and unruly problems. This makes crisis management important. Dealing with crises is a core responsibility of governments and public sector executives. They often strike at the core of democratic governance and thereby challenge both governance capacity and governance legitimacy. Crises are increasingly transboundary, they are unpredictable, demand rapid response, and often arouse public criticism and debate. Planning and preparing for the unexpected and unknown, dealing with ambiguity and insecurity, responding to urgency and at the same time addressing citizens’ expectations is a crucial, but difficult task for the bureaucratic public administration. It tests the limit of what public administration is designed to do. Research on how to design public administration to protect citizens against crises and transboundary threats is limited. Professor Lægreid’s research focus is mainly on administrative capacity and especially on coordinating capacity in the field of crisis management. Chair: Philipp Genschel


Location:
Seminar Room Mansarda - Villa Schifanoia

Affiliation:
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

Type:
Seminar series

Organiser:
Prof. David Levine (Washington University in St. Louis & EUI)
Prof. Philipp Genschel (RSCAS, EUI)

Contact:
Sarah Beck - Send a mail

Speaker:
Per Lægreid (University of Bergen)

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