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The Buenos Aires Blackout: Argentine Crisis Management Across the Public-Private Divide
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
2005 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This case study offers an empirical contribution to the understanding of how accidents in complex technical systems in urban settings can become societal crises with severe economic and political consequences. Infrastructural crises are particularly interesting to analyze in terms of private-public decision-making, since a number of socio-technical sectors have been subject to processes of privatization in large parts of the world during the last few decades. Studies of accidents involving these sectors are therefore likely to reveal how corporations today view questions of social responsibility, how different actors interact and how political decisions are made when urban infrastructure fails.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
CRISMART/Swedish National Defence College , 2005. , 89 p.
, CM Europe Volume Series, ISSN 1650-3856 ; 28
Keyword [en]
Argentina, power outage, crisis decision making, public-private sectors, cognitive institutional approach
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies) Social Anthropology
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-13718ISBN: 91-89683-78-1OAI: diva2:180238
Available from: 2008-04-30 Created: 2008-04-30Bibliographically approved

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