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

  • Sten WidmalmEmail author
  • Charles F. Parker
  • Thomas Persson
Part of the European Administrative Governance book series (EAGOV)


In this chapter, the authors make use of mainly descriptive information about the main factors discussed in the interviews and that were measured in the survey with civil-protection practitioners. The way social capital and administrative culture affects civil-protection organizations in the countries included in the study, and to some extent in the DG ECHO and the Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC), is investigated. In the analysis, the authors focus extensively on key indicators of social capital and administrative culture that have been studied in this project. Although the findings mainly relate to the countries included in this study, the authors also want to describe what the European ‘map’ looks like in terms of how social capital and administrative culture facilitate cooperation or undermine it.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sten Widmalm
    • 1
    Email author
  • Charles F. Parker
    • 2
  • Thomas Persson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GovernmentUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden
  2. 2.Department of Government Centre of Natural Hazards and Disaster Science (CNDS)Uppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden

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