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Institutionalisation of risk and safety management at the local governmental level in Sweden
Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences, Department of Health and Environmental Sciences.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences, Department of Health and Environmental Sciences. Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences, Centre for Climate and Safety.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences, Department of Politics and History.
2009 (English)In: Journal of Risk Research, ISSN 1366-9877, E-ISSN 1466-4461, Vol. 12, no 5, 687-708 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The starting point for this article is the need for empirical knowledge about organizational configuration for societal risk and safety management activities ina modern welfare society. In this paper, we use Sweden as an empirical frame to analyze the administrative management structure at the local governmental level.The analysis is based on statistical analysis of information from a web-survey with administrative chief/head officials (n51283) with responsibilities for different municipal functions and sectors. The sample represented 25% of the Swedish municipalities (n5290) and the response rate was approximately 60% (n5766).The responses to two sets of questions (25 and 45 questions) are used for statistical analyses of management structures and task distribution within themunicipal organizations. Principal component factor analyses with Varimax and Kaisers Normalization was applied as a structure detection method. The resultsindicate a clear and uniform way to institutionalize societal risk and safety management at the local level. Furthermore, the management course of action is found to have different types of value characters. The implications that arise from the patterns identified in this study are considered to be of general relevance and topicality for research and practice in this area

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2009. Vol. 12, no 5, 687-708 p.
Keyword [en]
risk, safety, management, Sweden, institutionalization, municipality
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Political Science
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Public Health Science; Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-11045DOI: 10.1080/1366987080268929OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-11045DiVA: diva2:494609
Available from: 2012-02-08 Created: 2012-02-08 Last updated: 2015-05-29Bibliographically approved

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