Legislatures: Help or hindrance in achieving successful crisis management?

Stark, Alastair (2011) Legislatures: Help or hindrance in achieving successful crisis management?. Policy and Society, 30 2: 115-127. doi:10.1016/j.polsoc.2011.03.006

Author Stark, Alastair
Title Legislatures: Help or hindrance in achieving successful crisis management?
Journal name Policy and Society   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1449-4035
Publication date 2011-05-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.polsoc.2011.03.006
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 30
Issue 2
Start page 115
End page 127
Total pages 13
Editor Allan McConnell
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Abstract Legislatures have the potential to influence the politics and policies of crisis management. As such, they deserve analytical treatment from those interested in the effectiveness of state-led efforts to resolve crises. However, determining and evaluating the extent of a legislature's involvement in a crisis management process is a complicated research endeavour. The purpose of this article is to reduce this complexity by presenting a research framework that can be used for the analytical and evaluative exploration of legislatures in relation to crisis management. As the framework unfolds, insights are generated about how the interaction between politics and policy affects crisis management performance, and the ways in which interpretations of ‘success’ and ‘failure’ are constructed subjectively by crisis actors. Emerging from the framework is an argument that assessments of institutional performance must be cognizant of the ‘normative pluralism’ that characterises contemporary crises.
Keyword Legislature
Crisis management
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Special issue: Success and Failure in Crisis Management

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