Politicization, centralization and the adequacy of crisis management : causal mechanism underlying the refugee crisis in Germany 2015

Fromageot, Moritz Carl (2016) Politicization, centralization and the adequacy of crisis management : causal mechanism underlying the refugee crisis in Germany 2015.

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Abstract:Mechanisms underlying politicization were identified as important factors driving crisis management. To what extent and how do they affect its adequacy? Which effects do mechanisms of centralization have in crises characterized by a high degree of politicization? These questions are addressed in this case study of the refugee crisis in Germany 2015. The method used is Causal Process Tracing (CPT). The study identifies underlying causal mechanisms of politicization and centralization in a wicked problem. In doing so, the study shows the workings of blame games, framing contests and crisis exploitation and their potential impact on the adequacy of crisis management. It is demonstrated how framing contests hinder adequate crisis recognition and how centralization is a product of blame using an in-depth analysis it shows how these mechanisms determined of crisis management in the refugee crisis. The findings show the concept of adequacy reaches its conceptual limits in wicked problems. games. Keywords: Politicization, mechanism, centralization, adequacy of crisis management refugee crisis
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration, 89 political science
Programme:European Public Administration BSc (56654)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/70866
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