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Professionals within Emergency Management: A qualitative study on the role of professionals in Swedish emergency management
University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis has its starting point in the Swedish emergency management system so to analyse how the role of the professionals has been constructed based on official policies documents. More specifically the aim of this thesis has been to analyse the role of professionals before, and after the reformations of emergency management, with the help of theoretical management doctrines of governance and managerialism. A clear gap has been identified in previous public administration studies, where the effect of reforms on professionals within public administrations has been left out, especially within emergency management. The study is divided into two parts. Firstly, it examines how Swedish emergency management policies have been formulated generally and how they have changed due to reformations. Secondly, when the organizational model is indicated, the role of the professionals has comparatively before and after reformations of emergency management been analysed, in relation to professionals’ autonomy and expertise. The approach of a qualitative comparative case study has been employed, where two cases explicitly have been analysed and compared. The findings of this study have shown that the reformations of emergency management have to some extent shifted the role of the professional towards managerialism values. However, the changes for the professionals have not been very significant.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 43 p.
Keyword [en]
Swedish Emergency Management, Administrative Reforms, Managerialism, Governance, Professionalism.
National Category
Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-11431Local ID: EIS501OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-11431DiVA: diva2:1139630
Subject / course
Political science
Educational program
International Programme in Politics and Economics
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Available from: 2017-09-08 Created: 2017-09-08 Last updated: 2017-09-08Bibliographically approved

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