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Protocols and improvisation in crisis management: the crash of Afriqiyah Airways flight 771

Brinker, N. (2016) Protocols and improvisation in crisis management: the crash of Afriqiyah Airways flight 771.

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Abstract:In times of crisis, high pressures decisions have to be made, often in complex decision-making structures, which made it difficult for protocolled action to be conducted. Existing research usually focuses on crises situations that are on national or international levels. However one country’s crisis might also cause a crisis in another country; and due to the globalization of the world this becomes an increasing issue. These geopolitical aspects of a crisis might affect the adequacy of crisis management. This research therefore focuses on the mechanisms that are at the base of crisis management in settings of geopolitical cooperation. To establish if these mechanisms occur in these situations, this research will closely study the crash of Afriqiyah Airways flight 771 in Tripoli (Libya) on May 12th 2010. The research will answer the questions: “To what extent and how did the level of improvisation from protocols, in the case of Afriqiyah Airways flight 771, affect the adequacy of crisis management?” and “How did the geopolitical context of the crash in a weak state, with which the Netherlands did not maintain close diplomatic relations, affect this relation?” The study involves the analysis of official reports, newspaper articles and interviews with key informants.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:European Public Administration BSc (56654)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/70778
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