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Gemensamberedningen av EU:s Maritima Grönbok ur ett Resiliensperspektiv: En studie om den adaptiva kapaciteten i Regeringskansliets inre processer
Stockholm University, interfaculty units, Stockholm Resilience Centre.
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2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The study aims to give a description of the conditions in which matters is prepared within

Swedish Government`s offices, to describe the adaptive capacity in the agency`s internal

processes by investigating the experiences of some civil servants restricted to the Ministry of

Enterprise and the Ministry of Environment in their work with the EU Maritime Policy Green

Paper. The results have been analyzed against the basis of eight identified criteria of building

adaptive capacity in socially dominated systems. The criteria are comprised of both individual

and organizational abilities. Only two of them were fully met; the criteria about diversity in

experiences and knowledge and the criteria about information and how the information has

been applied. However, the process has traces of all the identified criteria. Hence, there are

elements of adaptive capacity in the Governments office internal processes and this ability

exists mainly on individual scale. The two most crucial factors that limit the ability to build

adaptive capacity are the scarcity of time and the work overload experienced by the


Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. , 71 p.
Keyword [en]
Government agencies, internal processes, resilience, adaptive capacity
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-7823OAI: diva2:199111
Available from: 2008-05-19 Created: 2008-05-19Bibliographically approved

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