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The European Union's capacities for managing crises
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economic History.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economic History.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1903-4257
2018 (English)In: Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, ISSN 0966-0879, E-ISSN 1468-5973, Vol. 26, no 2, p. 261-271Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This article draws on a comprehensive new data set of crisis management capacities at the European Union level to highlight key patterns in their development and use. Organised within the categories of detection, sense-making, decision-making, coordination, meaning-making, communication, and accountability, the data show considerable accumulation of capacities in detection and sense-making, while decision-making capacities lag behind. We find that most capacities are sector-oriented rather than cross-sectoral, and reside primarily within the European Commission rather than other EU institutions. Comparing the data to previous studies, we note that capacities overall are increasing and some are undergoing evolution; for example, horizon-scanning tools once limited to collecting information have increasingly been given an analytical, information enrichment function akin to sense-making.

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2018. Vol. 26, no 2, p. 261-271
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-157991DOI: 10.1111/1468-5973.12190ISI: 000434128600006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-157991DiVA, id: diva2:1230210
Available from: 2018-07-03 Created: 2018-07-03 Last updated: 2018-08-14Bibliographically approved

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