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European Administrative Governance

Civil Protection Cooperation in the European Union

How Trust and Administrative Culture Matter for Crisis Management

Authors: Widmalm, Sten, Parker, Charles F., Persson, Thomas

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  • Discusses EU civil protection cooperation as a crucial case for investigating which factors facilitate or hinder effective EU action in the quest to protect its citizens
  • Generates new empirical evidence on the actual functioning of EU civil protection cooperation from interviews and a survey of 670 officials working with civil protection in seventeen member states 
  • Analyses EU civil protection cooperation through the prisms of administrative culture and social capital and provides evidence on the effectiveness and legitimacy of the EU’s efforts in this area
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“This fine team of academics moves beyond mere descriptions of capacities, structures and processes to explain the effectiveness of Civil Protection in the EU. With their exploration of trust as a key factor, they deliver the best book so far on this critical topic.”—Arjen Boin, Leiden University, the Netherlands

“Grounded in unique and voluminous fieldwork within the EU’s nascent community of civil protection practitioners and mechanisms, this timely study shows us that interpersonal and professional trust rooted in collegiate relationships is pivotal for bridging the different policy styles embedded in member states’ administrative cultures and building much-needed cohesive, effective and resilient European crisis management capacity. A gem for crisis management and EU scholars alike.”—Paul ‘t Hart, Utrecht University and Netherlands School of Public Administration, the Netherlands

The EU and its member states have committed themselves to the protection of their citizens, and a Europe that protects must be able to respond effectively when disaster strikes. Utilizing unique survey data and interviews in nineteen EU member states, this book treats civil protection and crisis management as crucial cases for investigating which factors—such as trust, public-administration culture, and public-administration structure—facilitate or hinder effective EU cooperation. In addition to investigating the main divides and unifying patterns of cooperation that exist among the EU member states, the authors combine knowledge from crisis management studies together with insights from public and social capital studies to examine to what extent so-called ‘software factors’, such as culture, trust, and norms, matter for achieving effective civil protection cooperation and crisis management.

About the authors

Sten Widmalm is Professor of Political Science at the Department of Government, Uppsala University, Sweden. 
Charles F. Parker is Associate Professor of Political Science at the Department of Government and Center for Natural Disaster Science, Uppsala University, Sweden.
Thomas Persson is Associate Professor of Political Science and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Government, Uppsala University, Sweden. 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • The Road to a Europe That Protects: Civil Protection, Trust, and the Culture of Public Administration in the EU

    Pages 1-36

    Widmalm, Sten (et al.)

  • Investigating Cooperation Within the EU on Civil Protection and Crisis Management

    Pages 37-54

    Widmalm, Sten (et al.)

  • Unifying and Dividing Traits in Civil-Protection and Crisis-Management Institutions in the EU

    Pages 55-101

    Widmalm, Sten (et al.)

  • Assessing the Effectiveness of Civil Protection at National and EU Levels

    Pages 103-132

    Widmalm, Sten (et al.)

  • Trust in the EU as a Leading Force in Civil Protection

    Pages 133-158

    Widmalm, Sten (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Civil Protection Cooperation in the European Union
Book Subtitle
How Trust and Administrative Culture Matter for Crisis Management
Authors
Series Title
European Administrative Governance
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-02858-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-02858-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-02857-2
Series ISSN
2524-7263
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 200
Number of Illustrations
28 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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