The article compares pandemic management in Germany, France, and Sweden and elaborates on how national institutional contexts and administrative cultures influenced pandemic-related policy and administrative decisions. Also it examines to what extent the crisis was used as a window of opportunity for broader changes (opportunity management).
The paper is part of a Special Issue published by the International Review of Administrative Science (IRAS) on "Opportunity Management of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Testing the Crisis from a Global Perspective," which examines the governance of the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Sweden, Hungary, Poland, Italy, Spain, Korea, Japan, the United Kingdom, and China from an administrative science perspective.
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Two Routes to Precarious Success: Australia, New Zealand, COVID-19 and the Politics of Crisis Governance.
Allan McConnell and Nicholas Bromfield
Tracing divergence in crisis governance: Responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in France, Germany and Sweden compared
Sabine Kuhlmann, Mikael Hellström, Ulf Ramberg and Renate Reiter
Intergovernmental veto points in crisis management: Italy and Spain facing Covid-19 pandemic
Salvador Parrado and Davide Galli
High-stakes crisis management in the Low countries: Comparing government responses to Covid-19
Valérie Pattyn, Joery Matthys and Steven Van Hecke
Impact Factor: 2,129 Understanding Drivers of Illiberal Entrenchment at Critical Junctures: Institutional Responses to COVID-19 in Hungary and Poland
György Hajnal, Iga Kender-Jeziorska and Éva Margit Kovács
Same Target but Different Responses: A Comparative Study of COVID-19 Responses in Korea and Japan
M. Jae Moon, Tae In Park, Kohei Suzuki, Kentaro Sakuwa
The Politics of Crisis Management by Regional and International Organizations in Fighting Against a Global Pandemic: The Member States at a Crossroads
Steven Van Hecke, Harald Fuhr and Wouter Wolfs