Provided by Leonhard Dobusch, University of Innsbruck
Guiding questions: What are the advantages and disadvantages of bureaucratic organization and decision-making in the face of crisis? Why did certain policy makers act so fast/slowly?
Meyer, M., & Simsa, R. (2018). Organizing the unexpected: How civil society organizations dealt with the refugee crisis. VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 29(6), 1159-1175. PDF
Stark, A. (2014). Bureaucratic values and resilience: An exploration of crisis management adaptation. Public Administration, 92(3), 692-706. PDF
Contemporary news article
Hadas, E. (2020). Good Bureaucracy is Ultimate Virus Slayer, Reuters, March 04, 2020
Monbiot, G. (2020). Prescription for Disaster, The Guardian, March 18, 2020
Find at least two examples for bureaucratic procedures in your home country during the response to Covid-19 and explain in not more than 400 words (one page) whether these have helped or hindered the country’s resilience vis-à-vis the pandemic.
Howard-Grenville, J., Nelson, A. J., Earle, A. G., Haack, J. A., & Young, D. M. (2017). “If chemists don’t do it, who is going to?” Peer-driven occupational change and the emergence of green chemistry. Administrative Science Quarterly, 62(3), 524-560. PDF
Du Gay, P. (2005). The values of bureaucracy: An introduction. In: Du Gay (Ed.) The Values of Bureaucracy, Oxford University Press, 1-13. PDF