By Raphael Bossong, Hendrik Hegemann

Ecu states and overseas agencies have proven a number of rules and mechanisms to house quite a few dangers, crises and mess ups. This edited quantity examines the rising multi-level coverage area of eu civil safeguard governance, picking out styles and reviewing the possibilities and hindrances for cooperation.

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On the one hand, many authors diagnose a trend towards convergence and isomorphism in crisis and disaster management, mirroring the functional pressures of complex transboundary risks or the work of international organizations and standards (Quarantelli, 2000; Hollis, 2014). , 2014). So far, it remains unclear which specific patterns of diversity and commonality we find in different functional and regional areas and what they imply for the challenge of cooperation under diversity. Contributions in this section therefore examine general diversity in civil security governance in different European states and regional organizations as well as more specific differences in states’ response to the swine flu (H1N1) pandemic in 2009.

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