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Blind spots in interaction between actors in Swedish planning for critical infrastructure protection
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Systems and Technology. (RCR)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4869-5094
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. (RCR)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3345-1831
2019 (English)In: Safety Science, ISSN 0925-7535, E-ISSN 1879-1042, Vol. 118, p. 424-434Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Failures in the power supply threaten the safety of developed countries, as they are increasingly dependent on electricity to maintain important societal functions through critical infrastructure. To protect electricity-dependent critical infrastructure, Sweden has implemented a multi-level planning, called Styrel, which involves national-, regional- and local-level actors. This study focuses on interactions among key actors and their roles in the planning as well as the Swedish crisis management system. With evidence from interviews and a survey among the actors, analyses indicate blind spots in the current proceeding, such as the reliance of the outcome of the process on the actors’ commitment to achieve a common understanding of the importance of infrastructure assets and participate in collaborations. This paper reveals that actors lack awareness, knowledge, capability and resources to fulfil their roles in the national planning for critical infrastructure protection. By highlighting interrelations, this study contributes to the international discussion of identification, prioritisation and protection of critical infrastructure to mitigate consequences of power failures for a depending society.

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2019. Vol. 118, p. 424-434
Keywords [en]
National safety, Governance networks, Complex system governance, Multi-level planning, Interaction, Critical infrastructure protection
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Public Administration Studies Information Systems, Social aspects
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-36248DOI: 10.1016/j.ssci.2019.05.049ISI: 000475999000042Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85066299123OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-36248DiVA, id: diva2:1320048
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Från myndighet till medborgare och tillbaka: En studie av samverkan och kommunikation inom ramen för Styrel
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Swedish Energy Agency, 40307-1Available from: 2019-06-04 Created: 2019-06-04 Last updated: 2019-08-12Bibliographically approved

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