Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? – Public institutions under attack by… the public?
Where is the thin blue line that separates righteous civil resistance against oppression from the unlawful abuse of legal loopholes and undermining of public institutions that serve to protect the population? And who should be responsible for defining this?
The Complex World of Crisis Management and Leadership - Experiences from Intensive Course
It seems we are witnessing a shift from proactive and preventive policies tackling the root causes of crises and disasters towards a more reactive paradigm of general preparedness and resilience. These dilemmas or tensions provided the intellectual and societal backdrop for the intensive course SAFER.SG.350 Crisis Management and Leadership organized at Tampere University in September 2021.
Delivering impact for society
Being a social scientist and a teacher and researcher who specialises in administrative and political sciences and safety, one of my main missions has always been to contribute to creating a better world. Making an impact on society is a great way to make the world a better place – one step at a time.
One BCMS with Societal Benefits, please
Business Continuity Management can still be seen as an excessive activity without quick rewards. Legal obligations would not necessarily ensure the quality of Business Continuity Management plans. That said, in many organizations they might end up providing company for lonely and dusty emergency response plans. On the other hand, legally based requirements would provide principal and practical support for the planning and implementing Business Continuity Management, a preparedness measure that clearly still needs to earn some justification for its existence.