Responsible researcher at Linnaeus University
Other project members
Rikard Bengtsson (project manager) and Jana Wrange, Lund University, Sweden
Linnaeus University and Lund University, Sweden
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (Myndigheten för samhällsskydd och beredskap)
1 Jul 2018–30 Apr 2023
Political science (Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences)
More about the project
This project aims at producing new knowledge about and better understanding of the preconditions to develop, strengthen and direct the civil defence. The project focuses on how these preconditions have been affected by societal processes of change on three different levels:
- The citizen level, encompassing issues such as legitimacy, fragmentation and societal cohesion.
- The administrative level, focusing on how phenomena such as decentralization and privatization impact on the organization, governance and operative implementation of the civil defence.
- The international level, directing attention to how the government’s bi- and multilateral interaction with other countries and in international forums affects the decision-making capacity, scope of action, and organization of the state.