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The System for Crisis Management in Sweden: Collaborative, Conformist, Contradictory
Lund University, Sweden.
Swedish Defence University, Department of Security, Strategy and Leadership (ISSL), CRISMART (National Center for Crisis Management Research and Training). CNDS.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5044-6495
2017 (English)In: Handbook of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management / [ed] Madu, Christian N.; Kuei, Chu Hua, World Scientific, 2017, 1, p. 69-95Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter introduces the system for crisis management in Sweden. Over the last century, Sweden has gone from being a poor European backwater to being among the countries with the highest human development in the world. The droughts and harsh winters that killed thousands and drove numerous Swedes to emigrate in the past are mere distractions today and the contemporary system for crisis management is designed to deal with a broader variety of crises than the ones triggered by natural hazards. The system is based on the principles of responsibility, parity and proximity, and distributes sector and area responsibility for crisis management to numerous actors. It is built to a great extent on collaboration between these actors, which is challenging but working relatively well in the cultural context of consensus-seeking and compliance to official guidelines and accepted rules of engagement. However, the system is in itself ambiguous in the sense of distributing responsibility to all kinds of actors and then focusing almost exclusively on public actors in legislation, guidelines and practice. There is also often a gap between policy and practice concerning how area responsibility is exercised, and a lack of clarity in current sector specific legislation

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World Scientific, 2017, 1. p. 69-95
Keywords [en]
Sweden, crisis, crisis management, coordination, collaboration, social capital, trust, responsibility, parity, proximity
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Political Science
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Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot krishantering och internationell samverkan
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URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6087DOI: 10.1142/9789813207950_0004ISBN: 9789813207943 (print)ISBN: 9789813207967 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-6087DiVA, id: diva2:919785
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Swedish Civil Contingencies AgencyAvailable from: 2016-04-15 Created: 2016-04-15 Last updated: 2019-09-10

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