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The typology for allocations of societal risk and safety management tasks at the local governmental level: Framing the current directions in Sweden
Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences, Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden.
Department of Political Science, Åbo Akademi University, Åbo, Finland.
Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences, Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden.
2009 (English)In: Safety Science, ISSN 0925-7535, E-ISSN 1879-1042, Vol. 47, no 5, 680-685 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The starting point for this article is the need to develop empirical insights about contemporary societal risk and safety management practice and executive structures. In order to facilitate insights about societal risk and safety management in a Scandinavian welfare context we use Sweden and its local governmental level (municipal) as an empirical frame in this paper. The aim for this article is to analyse how a variety of risk and safety management tasks are divided within the Swedish municipalities. The objectives are to frame the current directions for internal allocations of risk and safety issues by providing an empirically based executive typology and to contemplate the implications and future research needs that arise from that management pattern.The analysis is based on statistical analysis of information from a web-survey with chief officials (n = 1283) with responsibilities for different municipal functions and sectors. In this study the responses to one of the survey questions are used for statistical analysis. The analyzed question focused on the degree that the respondents estimated that their administrative sector or function handled a selection of risk and safety management assignments (n = 45). A factor analysis was applied to identify patterns in the dataset. The analysis resulted in an eight factor solution with a high degree of explained variance (74.3%). The results provide an elementary contribution to the understanding of the current societal risks and safety management directions.

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Elsevier, 2009. Vol. 47, no 5, 680-685 p.
Keyword [en]
Societal risk management; Societal safety management; Sweden; Typology; Municipal
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Political Science
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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-48060DOI: 10.1016/j.ssci.2008.09.008ISI: 000265167500014Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-61549142422OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-48060DiVA: diva2:901131
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Swedish Rescue Services Agency

Available from: 2016-02-06 Created: 2016-02-06 Last updated: 2016-02-17Bibliographically approved

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