Public organizations are increasingly expected to cope with crisis under the same resource constraints and mandates that make up their normal routines, reinforced only through collaboration. Collaborative Crisis Management introduces readers to how collaboration shapes societies’ capacity to plan for, respond to, and recover from extreme and unscheduled events.
Placing emphasis on five conceptual dimensions, this book teaches students how this panacea works out on the ground and in the boardrooms, and how insights on collaborative practices can shed light on the outcomes of complex inter-organizational challenges across cases derived from different problem areas, administrative cultures and national systems. Written in a concise, accessible style by experienced teachers and scholars, it places modes of collaboration under an analytical microscope by assessing not only the collaborative tools available to actors, but also how they are used, to what effect and with which adaptive capacity. Ten empirical chapters that span different international cases and contexts discuss:
This book is essential reading for those researching and teaching crisis management.
1. Introduction: Collaboration in the Context of Extreme Events 2. Organizational Upscaling in Collaborative Crisis Management: A Comparative Assessment of Wildfire Responder Networks in Canada and Sweden 3. Secure Summits: Collaborative Crisis Management before and during Global Government Conventions 4.Coordinating Extraordinary Influx of Migrants: The Case of the 2015 Migration Crisis in Sweden 5. The Management of Security Communication Systems 6. Only Trees Burning? A Case-Study of the Mid-Sweden Forest Fire of 2014 7. Collaborative Crisis Management in a Centralized Polity: Insights and Lessons from Turkey 8. Reducing Vulnerability through Collaboration: The Occupy Sandy Movement 9. Transregional Crisis Management in Africa: A Missing Link or Hyperbole for Global Governance 10. Creating Transboundary Tools for Transboundary Crises: The Dutch Local Response to the Global Surge in ISIS-supporters 11. The Organization and Use of Scientific Advice for Collaborative Crisis Management 12. Conclusion: Research Frontiers and Practical Lessons on Collaborative Crisis Management