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Crisis reaction patterns in Germany concerning globally occurring virus diseases

Brendler, Frederike (2020) Crisis reaction patterns in Germany concerning globally occurring virus diseases.

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Abstract:The spread of viral diseases in epidemics and pandemics poses a serious threat to modern societies, that does not stop on manmade borders, but instead concerns many nations and people from all backgrounds, given the mobility of goods and people in a globalized world. Therefore, efficient crisis management mechanisms and cooperation methods of states with each other and further international institutions and organizations are important aspects of contemporary public administration research. The objective of this thesis is to answer the question of how international relation theories explain the behavior of nation states confronting viral disease related international health crises. To gain insights into the process of state engagement in international collaboration, a case study on the federal republic of Germany is conducted. The research design features the qualitative content analysis of official governmental documents from Germany, including the respective laws dealing with infectious diseases and international collaboration. As the theoretical base of this thesis suggests that regular collaboration leads to the institutionalization of the collaboration patterns in international organizations and networks, publications on the collaboration with them is also included in the analysis.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration, 89 political science
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
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