Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Disaster Management Collaboration in Turkey: Assessing Progress and Challenges of Hybrid Network Governance
Swedish National Defence College, Department of Security, Strategy and Leadership (ISSL), CRISMART (National Center for Crisis Management Research and Training).
2015 (English)In: Public Administration, ISSN 0033-3298, E-ISSN 1467-9299, Vol. 94, no 2, 333-349 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Managing disasters generally demands multiorganizational collaboration and collaborative skills. In Turkey, observed shortcomings in disaster management collaboration prompted a reorganization of the disaster management system that led to the emergence of a centralized hybrid network. The network governance literature generally heralds decentralized organization and shared network governance, which facilitate collaboration by maximizing trust and legitimacy and minimizing power imbalances. Through the use of 24 semi-structured interviews, this article's objective is to assess the applicability of prior theoretical assumptions regarding interorganizational collaboration in a political-administrative context different from that in which they were originally developed. The study contributes to the theoretical discussion about how political-administrative system attributes might influence interorganizational disaster management collaboration. The results suggest that ‘tailor-fitting’ interorganizational network designs to the political-administrative culture can be beneficial for collaborative disaster management. Furthermore, results suggest that more effort should be devoted to examining cases where actors manage to overcome barriers to collaboration despite challenging institutional and political-administrative landscapes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 94, no 2, 333-349 p.
National Category
Public Administration Studies
Research subject
Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot krishantering och internationell samverkan
URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-5674DOI: 10.1111/padm.12203OAI: diva2:889952
Available from: 2015-12-29 Created: 2015-12-29 Last updated: 2016-11-09Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Hermansson, Helena
By organisation
CRISMART (National Center for Crisis Management Research and Training)
In the same journal
Public Administration
Public Administration Studies

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Altmetric score

Total: 424 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link