Bureaucratic values and resilience: an exploration of crisis management adaptation

Stark, Alastair (2014) Bureaucratic values and resilience: an exploration of crisis management adaptation. Public Administration, 92 3: 692-706. doi:10.1111/padm.12085

Author Stark, Alastair
Title Bureaucratic values and resilience: an exploration of crisis management adaptation
Journal name Public Administration   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0033-3298
Publication date 2014-09
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/padm.12085
Open Access Status
Volume 92
Issue 3
Start page 692
End page 706
Total pages 15
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, England
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract The concept of resilience has gained currency as a motif under which governments have sought to improve their responses to crises. At the heart of this agenda is an understanding that crisis management must be adaptable. Yet crises continue to expose the intransigent nature of central bureaucracies. This article addresses this issue by exploring how bureaucratic values can affect the ability of agents to adapt to the challenges of crises. Data are generated from a series of interviews with crisis managers who operate in a policy chain that connects the European Union to the United Kingdom. The data indicate that two well-entrenched bureaucratic value-sets, relating to efficiency and procedural rationality, have profound consequences for the resilience agenda.
Keyword Incident command systems
Emergency management
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2015 Collection
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