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  • 1.
    Ackrén, Maria
    et al.
    Åbo Akademi University.
    Olausson, Pär M
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Condition(s) for Island Autonomy2008In: International Journal on Minority and Group Rights, ISSN 1385-4879, E-ISSN 1571-8115, Vol. 15, no 2-3, p. 227-258Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The inquiry is focusing on why island autonomy occurs. Our point of departure considers four possible conditions such as geographical distance, ethnicity, GDP/capita and size according to population leading towards island autonomy. We use two sample groups in our study: one encompassing autonomous islands deriving from different parts of the world, with three main islands illustrating what we mean by island autonomy. These consist of the Azores, the Faroe Islands and Isle of Man. The second group consists of so called non-autonomous islands scattered around the world. The analysis is carried out with a specific technique within the Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) family and that is Multi-Value QCA (MVQCA). MVQCA is an extension of the Crisp-Set QCA (CSQCA) and withholds a dichotomous dependent variable, while the possible explanatory variables (independent variables) can have multi-values. As a second technique Fuzzy-Set QCA (FSQCA) is employed as a control technique only. While assessing these techniques we receive combinations of conditions leading to the outcome in question. Results show that with MVQCA we receive four different paths towards island autonomy. Ethnicity as the only explanation is one route towards the outcome. A second path is small or large size. Long geographical distance combined with no ethnic diversity is a third way towards island autonomy. The fourth path is long geographical distance combined with the lower or upper middle income group. All the paths are equally valid.

  • 2. Ahlgren, Michael
    et al.
    Nilsson, Per Åke
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Olausson, Pär M.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Rylenius, Karin
    Högertrafik och massturism: En betraktelse över folkomröstningar och deras betydelse1995Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    En betraktelse över folkomröstningar och deras betydelse.

  • 3.
    Alirani, Gertrud
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Olausson, Pär M.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Different approaches to flood risk management in Sweden: The river groups in Indalsälven/Ljungan and Ljusnan2017Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Network management has become important in flood risk management in Sweden. Previous studies on flood risk management groups has shown variations in focus among the groups (see Olausson & Nyhlén, 2017; Petridou & Olausson, 2017; Hedelin, & Hjerpe, 2015). Some of the groups has a societal focus while others has a more technical approach which means that different actors are participating depending on focus of the group. More knowledge is needed to understand the implications this has on network cooperation and the networks capacity to meet expected increase in flooding and high flows because of climate change. The study aims at explaining the consequences of the different approaches on cooperation within the network and the multilevel coordination of flood risk management. The theoretical approach of the study depart from theories of policy networks with an emphasis on the interaction between public and private actors. (see Rhodes 1996, 1997; Sörensen & Torfing 2005, 2007; Enander et.al. 2015; Wimmelius & Engberg, 2015) Two case studies are conducted of two river groups, Indalsälven/Ljungan and Ljusnan. While Indalsälven/Ljungan has a societal approach, Ljusnan has a more technical approach.

  • 4.
    Bolin, Niklas
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, SaraMid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.Olausson, Pär M.Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Lokalt beslutsfattande2015Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 5.
    Bolin, Niklas
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Olausson, Pär M.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, Sara
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Lokalt beslutsfattande - avslutande reflektioner2015In: Lokalt beslutsfattande / [ed] Bolin, N., Nyhlén, S. & Olausson, P.M., Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2015, p. 169-176Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 6.
    Große, Christine
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Systems and Technology.
    Hahne, Matilda
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.
    Olausson, Pär M.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences. Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences. Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.
    Svensson, Bo
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences. Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences. Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Regionala flygplatser: En förstudie kring betydelsen av regionala flygplatser för samhället2019Report (Other academic)
  • 7.
    Große, Christine
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Systems and Technology.
    Olausson, Pär M.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.
    Blind spots in interaction between actors in Swedish planning for critical infrastructure protection2019In: Safety Science, ISSN 0925-7535, E-ISSN 1879-1042, Vol. 118, p. 424-434Article in journal (Refereed)
    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.

  • 8.
    Große, Christine
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Systems and Technology.
    Olausson, Pär M.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Swedish Multi-Level Planning System for Critical Infrastructure Protection: The Regional Core2018In: Safety and Reliability: Safe Societies in a Changing World / [ed] Haugen, A. Barros, C. van Gulijk, T. Kongsvik & J.-E. Vinnem, Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis Group, 2018, p. 1893-1901Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    With its growing dependence on electricity, modern society faces the risk of cascading failureof interconnected societal functions. To protect societal functions during an event of power shortage,Sweden has implemented a multi-level planning process called STYREL, which involves national-, regional—and local-level actors. As part of the Swedish crisis management system, the regional body operatesas a co-ordinator that organises co-operation and interaction between private and public actors. Thisstudy examines the role of the regional hub in STYREL and the collaboration and co-operation betweenplanning levels. It focuses on the co-ordinator’s perspective and presents evidence from interviews and asurvey among planners at County Administrative Boards, entrusted with the supervision and executionof STYREL within their regional area of responsibility. This paper indicates that the regional co-ordinatorlacks the awareness, knowledge and resources to fulfil its core function in the national planning for criticalinfrastructure protection.

  • 9.
    Große, Christine
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Systems and Technology.
    Olausson, Pär M.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Danielsson, Erna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Larsson, Aron
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Systems and Technology.
    Wallman Lundåsen, Susanne
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Björkqvist, Olof
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Chemical Engineering.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Collaboration and Decision-making in Response Planning for Power Shortages: The Swedish Policy2017Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Electricity is a key resource for the majority of societal functions and constitutes an important sector in the critical infrastructure of modern societies. Disturbances in power supply can have cascading effects on interdependent public sectors and ordinary citizens. However, it seems nearly impossible to completely prevent the occurrence of power shortages. Strategies to address temporary power losses are therefore essential. This paper aims to increase the understanding of national policies to manage the early consequences of power outages. Therefore, we critically review the Swedish national policy called Styrel as part of Swedish Crisis Management System. In the scientific literature, there are few examples similar to Styrel for handling emergencies in the electricity system. Particularly, we seek to discover related risks and benefits, conditions and constraints, as well as effects for specific stakeholders. We argue that the approach cannot yet be considered as fully developed. Three areas requiring improvement are identified. First, the scope and terms of the process must be specified. Second, (better) quality management seems necessary. Third, people responsible for identifying and prioritizing power consumers critical to local society need better decision aid. Improvements could facilitate risk-communication and collaboration among actors as well as decision-making and organisational learning.

  • 10.
    Große, Christine
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Systems and Technology.
    Olausson, Pär M.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Wallman Lundåsen, Susanne
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Blackout ahead: Methodological Concerns in Studies of National Crisis Management2018Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper highlights the difficulties in the studies of the crisis management system. Our focus is on the Swedish planning process in the case of power shortage, called Styrel. Our paper depart from a research project entitled From Authorities to Citizens and Back. The aim of the project is to increase the knowledge on the decision-making processes within Styrel with a focus on how the actors co-operate within the planning process, and what consequences the priorities of socially important objects have for society and its citizens. Methodologically, the project is based on document studies, interview with security officers in forty-seven municipalities, three coordinators at the County administrative board (CAB), and representatives for local power grid companies. Furthermore, a survey has been conducted with all coordinators at the CAB. The intended objective has also been to take part of the planning documents in order to investigate if there are any differences between how the objects were prioritized by the municipalities and how they were finally prioritized. Our experience from the study reviles problems with availability of relevant planning material, lack of knowledge due to deficient continuity at the local level regarding those responsible for Styrel, and finally difficulties in following individual objects during the planning process.

  • 11.
    Nyhlén, Sara
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Bolin, Niklas
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Olausson, Pär M.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Att studera lokalt beslutsfattande2015In: Lokalt beslutsfattande / [ed] Bolin, N., Nyhlén, S. & Olausson, P.M., Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2015, p. 73-77Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 12.
    Olausson, Pär
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Autonomy and islands: A global study of the factors that determine island autonomy2007Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Att ett geografiskt territorium uppnår autonomi förklaras ofta av skillnad I etnicitet, språk eller religion. En region som skiljer sig i någon av dessa kulturella aspekter från övriga regioner i ett land anses därför ha större sannolikhet att utveckla autonomi. Pär M. Olausson visar i sin avhandling att kulturella aspekter inte är den viktigaste förklaringen till att vissa öar utvecklar autonomi. Kulturella aspekter är bara en del i förklaringen till varför vissa öar utvecklar autonomi medan andra förblir en integrerad del av moderlandet. Kulturella aspekter måste kombineras med andra aspekter för att utgöra en tillräcklig förklaring till skillnaden i autonomi.

     

    Bland de autonoma regionerna i världen idag utgör öar en klar majoritet. Öar anses ofta ha speciella egenskaper som gör att de skiljer sig från fastlandet. Känslan av samhörighet och gemenskap är ofta starkare på öar pga deras ofta isolerade läge vilket i sin tur anses förklara varför många öar utvecklar autonomi. Genom att studera både autonoma och icke-autonoma öar visar Olausson att autonomi kan förklaras av att ön ligger längre än 1 000 km från fastlandet eller att den skiljer sig från fastlandet i någon av de kulturella aspekterna, att den har varit ockuperad av främmande stat och därmed avskiljd från övriga landet eller utgjort en egen stat. Den viktigaste förklaringen till varför vissa öar utvecklar autonomi men inte andra är emellertid öns strategiska betydelse.

     

  • 13.
    Olausson, Pär
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Islands and Autonomy: A Study of Factors that Constitute Autonomy for the European Island Regions2004Licentiate thesis, monograph (Other scientific)
    Abstract [sv]

    Licentiat avhandling

  • 14.
    Olausson, Pär
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Regional Autonomy by Political Entrepreneurship: A Comparative Study of the Nordic Island Regions2011Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this paper is to show the importance (or not) of individuals or groups of individuals, in this case political entrepreneurs when explaining the difference in autonomy. A second aim is to analyse which different types of political entrepreneurs are needed in order to achieve the goal, in this case regional autonomy in an island context. In order to identify and analyze which role the public or political entrepreneurs have played in the process leading to autonomy we will focus on three autonomous islands that in many aspects are similar to each other to find out if they differ in regard to political entrepreneurship. For this purpose we will focus on the three Nordic autonomous regions; the Faroe Islands, Greenland and the Åland Islands. In the literature on these three islands, there are some politicians that are often regarded as more important than others in the struggle for autonomy. In the Faroe Islands there is Jóannes Patursson, one of the founders of the Self-government Party Sjálvstýrisflokkurin, in Greenland there is Jonthan Motzfeldt, one of the founders of the Greenlandic party Forward, Siumut. Finally, in the Åland Islands there is Julius Sundblom who was one of the founders of the Åland Movement, Ålandsrörelsen. This paper will discuss whether or not these three can be regarded as political entrepreneurs struggling for the best of their island. However, we will also see if there are any other key-figures that have played important roles for the autonomy of these islands and could be regarded as political entrepreneurs. One problem that needs to be addressed is that the autonomy process took place in historical times, the Åland Islands in 1921, the Faeroe Islands in 1947, and Greenland in 1979. We are therefore very much left out to secondary sources.

  • 15.
    Olausson, Pär
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Riskhantering genom nätverk: De svenska älvgrupperna2012Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 16.
    Olausson, Pär M.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Autonomous Island Regions in Europe (NOPSA): 13:e nordiska statsvetarkongressen. NOPSA. Aalborg 15-17 augusti 2002.2002Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Why some island regions have developed autonomy while others still are part of the nation-state. Presented at the NOPSA conferense at AAlborg University - Denmark.

  • 17.
    Olausson, Pär M.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Autonomy and the European Island Regions (Islands of the World VII): Presented at the Island of the World VII conferense at the University of Prince Edward Island - Canada.2002Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    A categorisation of the European Island Regions in Europe. Presented at the Island of the World VII conferense at the University of Pronce Edward Island - Canada.

  • 18.
    Olausson, Pär M.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Autonomy in North and South (ECPR): ECPR Joint Session of Workshops Uppsala 20042004Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    A study of geography, culture and constitutional change as explanation of the autonomy in the European island Regions

  • 19.
    Olausson, Pär M.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Autonomy vs Non-autonomy: Factors that explain the difference in autonomy2008In: Paper presented at the Nordic Political Science Convention, Tromsø, August 6-8, 2008. Workshop: “Different Arrangements on Autonomy Arrangements”, Tromsö, 2008Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 20.
    Olausson, Pär M.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Boolean Algebra and the European Island Regions: Nationella Metodseminariet 20032003Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Metodpaper till det nationella metodseminariet. Boolsk algebra som en metod att analysera de kulturella faktorer som påverkar utvecklingen mot autonomi för ö-regionerna i Europa.

  • 21.
    Olausson, Pär M.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.
    Planning for resilience in the case of power shortage: The Swedish STYREL policy2019In: Central European Journal of Public Policy, ISSN 1802-4866, E-ISSN 1802-4866, Vol. 13, no 1, p. 12-22Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Modern society has developed a growing dependence on electricity in order to carry out important societal functions. This implies the risk of cascading failures to society in the case of power shortage. The creation of a resilient and sustainable power energy system is therefore crucial. Equal crucial is the preparedness for the event of power shortage. As a part of the Swedish crisis management system, the Swedish Energy Agency (EM) has developed a planning system, Styrel, to identify social important objects in order to ensure important social functions in the case of power shortage. This article examines Styrel as a policy network and as a planning system to ensure a sustainable and resilient power supply. The study focus on the design of the system, the implementation of the system based on the results from the two rounds completed in 2010 and 2014. Using interviews with coordinators at the local and regional level in three counties and a survey including all 21 coordinators at the regional level, it indicates that the design of the planning system reviles opportunities for improvements of the planning system. The study also indicates that the coordinators at the local level lack trust in the planning system depending on both the lack of resource and the lack of feedback. This in turn indicates challenges for the system from a resilient and sustainability point of view.

  • 22.
    Olausson, Pär M.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Politiskt entreprenörskap och autonomi: Fallet Åland2013In: Regioner, regionalism och entreprenörskap: Festskrift till Marie-Louise von Bergmann-Winberg / [ed] Olausson, Pär M. & Nyhlén, Jon, Sundsvall: Mid-Sweden University , 2013, p. 139-150Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 23.
    Olausson, Pär M.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Qualitative Comparative Analysis in Comparative Politics (NOPSA): NOPSA Nordic Political Science Convention, Reykjavik2005Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 24.
    Olausson, Pär M.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Regional autonomy and political entrepreneurship2015In: Entrepreneurship in the Polis: Understanding Political Entrepreneurship / [ed] Inga Narbutaité Aflaki, Karlstad University, Sweden, Evangelia Petridou, Mid-Sweden University, Sweden and Lee Miles, Loughborough University, UK and Karlstad University, Sweden, Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2015, 1, p. 119-132Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Regional autonomy is often explained by factors deriving from the autonomous regions itself, especially ethnic distinctiveness, i.e. cultural difference in matters of language, religion or ethnicity between the autonomous region and the rest of the country. Still we can find many of the factors that are believed to be important when explaining why some regions enjoy autonomy in both autonomous and non-autonomous regions.

    This chapter focuses on the island regions in the Nordic and Baltic countries to find out what role political groups or individual actors, so called political entrepreneurs, play (or not) in the process that lead to autonomy for the region. Both regions that enjoy regional autonomy and regions that are still integrated parts of the mainland will be included in order to analyse to what extend groups and/or individuals are important when explaining the difference in autonomy. Are groups and/or individuals important when explaining the difference in autonomy? If so, which different types of groups or individuals are needed in order to achieve the goal, in this case regional autonomy in an island context? I will argue that individual matters, but they are heavily context dependent, i.e. they are dependent on the structures in each island. I will also show the need for different kinds of entrepreneurs in the process that lead to regional autonomy for the island and in this respect the importance of leadership entrepreneurs.

  • 25.
    Olausson, Pär M.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Riskplanering för klimatanpassning: En fallstudie av risk- och krishanteringsarbetet i kommunerna längs Ljungan2010In: SWEPSA - Swedish Political Science Association: Paper presenterat vid statsvetenskapliga förbundets årsmöte i Göteborg 2010-09-30—2010-10-02, Göteborg, 2010Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 26.
    Olausson, Pär M.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Styrel - mot en elförsörjning2017In: Hållbarhetens många ansikten: samtal, forskning och fantasier / [ed] Edith Andresen, Gustav Lidén, Sara Nyhlén, Östersund: Mid Sweden University , 2017, p. 80-88Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    STYREL är en planeringsprocess som syftar till att minimera konsekvenserna för samhället vid en situation av elbrist. Processen har utvecklats av Statens energimyndighet (EM) i samarbete med Myndigheten för samhällsskydd och beredskap (MSB) och Svenska kraftnät (SvK). Länsstyrelsen spelar en viktig roll i Styrel genom sin uppgift som samordnare på regional nivå. Följande kapitel syftar till att ge en kort beskrivning av Styrel som en del av det svenska krishanteringssystemet samt att ge en bild av hur de samordningsansvariga på länsstyrelsen uppfattar sin roll i Styrel.

    Kapitlet utgår från en mer omfattande studie under rubriken Från myndighet till medborgare och tillbaka. Syftet med projektet är att

    • Öka kunskapen om hur samverkan inom ramen för Styrel sker
    • Öka om hur prioriteringar skapas och hur dessa omsätts i operativ planering i syfte att skapa goda förutsättningar för att förfina planeringsprocessen
    • Bidra med kunskap om hur en planerings- och beslutsprocess med flera aktörer med systematik bildar ett väl avvägt operativt underlag i händelse av krisscenario.

    Studien omfattar dokumentstudier samt intervjuer med STYRELsansvariga i kommun, region/landsting och länsstyrelse samt ansvariga på utvalda myndigheter. 

  • 27.
    Olausson, Pär M.
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Ackrén, Maria
    Conditions for Island Autonomy: Statsvetarförbundets årsmöte2006Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The investigation is focusing on why island autonomy occurs. Our point of departure considers three European autonomous islands: the Azores, the Faeroe Islands and the Isle of Man. Since the nation-building process has had a long tradition in Europe, we claim that the circumstances have been prosperous for islands achieving special status within their metropolitan countries. Further we assume that different legal traditions lead to different kinds of autonomy arrangements. The selection has therefore been to include different legal aspects as the Nordic dimension with the Faeroe Islands, the South European tradition (which is a mixture of various other traditions) represented by the Azores, and the British tradition with no written constitution with Isle of Man as our prime example. The analysis is performed using QCA, MVQCA and Fuzzy Set.

  • 28.
    Olausson, Pär M.
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Alirani, Gertrud
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Miljöpolitik på lokal nivå: Från miljöskydd till klimatanpassning2015In: Lokalt beslutsfattande / [ed] Niklas Bolin, Sara Nyhlén, Pär M. Olausson, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2015, 1, p. 127-148Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Miljöpolitik och miljöproblem är två breda begrepp som omfattar flera olika typer av händelser. Gemensamt för dessa är dock att de har uppkommit genom mänsklig påverkan, utifrån den definition av begreppet miljöproblem som varit avgörande för miljöpolitikens utformning i Sverige. Definitionen utgår från begreppet hållbar utveckling och har sitt ursprung i Brundtlandkommissionens definition av miljöproblem och deras orsaker (WCED 1987). Som miljöproblem räknas således inte naturliga fenomen som vulkanutbrott, jordbävningar eller naturliga klimatvariationer.

  • 29.
    Olausson, Pär M.
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences. Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Björkqvist, Olof
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Chemical Engineering. Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics. Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics.
    Danielsson, Erna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences. Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Große, Christine
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Systems and Technology.
    Larsson, Aron
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information and Communication systems. Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media. Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Systems and Technology.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences. Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Wallman Lundåsen, Susanne
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences. Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Från myndighet till medborgare och tillbaka: En studie av samverkan och kommunikation inomramen för STYREL2018Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    STYREL is a planning process aiming at ensuring electricity supply to sociallyimportant objects during a situation of power shortage. The fact that STYREL is animportant planning process with great importance for securing the electricitysupply to important users of electricity is an opinion all the interviewees express.At the same time, there is also a consensus that the process is in need ofdevelopment and change in order to achieve the aims behind the process.The empirical study included documents, investigations, 65 interviews,participatory observation and participation in meetings and network meetingswithin the framework of the planning process. The critical review shows that thereare several areas of improvement to consider that could increase the quality andreduce the risk of important social functions becoming without electricity during aperiod of power shortage. The areas that are particularly highlighted in the studyconcern the necessity of integrating recurring feedback into the planning system,creating networks at both local and regional level to ensure that private-sector orimportant civil society actors is excluded and finally, further clarify the varioussteps and the different roles in the planning system. This can be achievedcomparing with international planning systems on critical infrastructure and withnational planning systems within the crisis management systems.

  • 30.
    Olausson, Pär M.
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Danielsson, Erna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Stockholms universitet.
    Strategic planning for power outages: “With reservation inaccuracies”2018Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Crises are often characterized as low-probability/high-consequence events (Weick1988), as they typically strike suddenly, are unexpected prior to their occurrence andare difficult to prepare for (Brown and Eriksson 2008). Compared to emergencies, crisesrequire a great deal of effort to cope with (Kendra and Wachtendorf 2003) and thereforewe develop crisis plans.Power supply is vital for the society to function, even more today with our reliance ontechnical inventions in almost all parts of our life. Disturbance in the power supply willmost probably have devastating effects in all areas in society (Rinaldi et al., 2001). Eventhough the power grid is rigid and redundant, it is vulnerable to various impacts, such aswhether conditions, aging of components, demolition, and cyber-attacks. Even if it isunlikely that power outages will occur, there is a need to plan for consequences ofpower shortage.STYREL is the Swedish planning process to manage early consequences of power outages.It is part of the emergency planning to build up preparedness in advance (MSB, 2011). Itintends to locate key consumers for functions of national importance. The processincludes all levels in the society, municipalities, county administrative board, expertorganizations such as Svenska kraftnät and Energimyndigheten, and the Government. Itis top down governed; however, information about what establishments that needs tobe protected comes from the municipality. In this paper, we focus on how STYREL cansupport decision making at the local level in case of power shortage. Since STYREL is atop-down process, we are primarily interested in the planning process at the local level.We focus on the integration of “STYREL” in the municipal emergency planning. How isSTYREL involved in the emergency planning process? How does the STYREL process,defined at higher-level authorities, affect the municipalities in their planning process?and How well do the STYREL process cover the municipality’s needs of support in case ofpower shortage?

  • 31.
    Olausson, Pär M.
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Gadd, Håkan
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Att förstå och förklara hur begreppet autonomi används på mikro och makronivå (Svenska Statsvetarförbundets årsmöte)2002Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 32.
    Olausson, Pär M.
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Große, Christine
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Systems and Technology.
    Multi-Level Planning Systems for Critical Infrastructure Protection:: Planning for Power Shortage in Germany, Sweden and USA2018Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Electricity is a key resource for the majority of societal functions and constitutes an important sector in the critical infrastructure of modern societies. Disturbances in power supply can have cascading effects on interdependent public sectors and ordinary citizens (Rinaldi et al., 2001; Cohen, 2010; Ghanem et al., 2016). However, it seems nearly impossible to prevent the occurrence of power shortages. This has been evident in the aftermath of the hurricane Lee and the hurricane Maria in 2017. Because of the changing climate, an increase of hurricanes, flooding, and high river flows, are expected. The need of a national energy policy have been addressed (see e.g. Hoffman, 2015), including policy for manual power cut in the case of power shortage. The Swedish Energy Agency has developed a national policy for handling national power shortage. The policy, called STYREL is part of Swedish Crisis Management System. This paper focus on the Swedish power shortage policy, STYREL in relation to national policies in Germany and the USA. The aim is to compare the three countries policies in the event of power shortage. The focus is on the organization of the planning process, which actors are part of the process, and how the societal important users are identified and ranked. Policy networks, including actors from both public and private sector are of special interest.

  • 33.
    Olausson, Pär M.
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Stockholm University, Stockholm.
    Organization and Decision-Making in Enforced Networks: The River Groups in Northern Sweden2017In: Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, ISSN 0966-0879, E-ISSN 1468-5973, Vol. 25, no 4, p. 313-325Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article examines the Swedish experience of network governance in managing flooding and high water flows. The aim was to study the regional responsibility for coordinating risk awareness and risk analysis in terms of information, prevention and actions. The focus was on differences between the Swedish river groups from the coordinators perspective, including their organization and approaches to decision-making. The conclusions reached here are based on interviews with the coordinators of county administrative boards. We argue that the absence of central guidelines in the organization of the river groups and the fact that they are enforced by the government rather than spontaneously formed have had implications for the networks' effectiveness and for exchanges of experience among the networks.

  • 34.
    Olausson, Pär M.
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, Sara
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Bolin, Niklas
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Lokalt beslutsfattande - en introduktion2015In: Lokalt beslutsfattande / [ed] Bolin, N., Nyhlén, S. & Olausson, P.M., Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2015, p. 11-20Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 35.
    Olausson, Pär M.
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Petridou, Evangelia
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Ioannides, Dimitri
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Seeking resilience through tourism in Greenland: A cautious outlook in the risky era of climate change2016Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Despite the malaise associated with climate change, in Polar Regions (e.g., Greenland and Northern Canada) many have cautiously argued that the general upswing in ocean temperatures can be deemed positive because it presents the opportunity for introducing new economic activities. In the case of Greenland, Motzfeldt (quoted in Nutall 2008: 46) has argued that though hunting activities may be negatively affected because of ice melting in coastal region, conditions are favourable for activities such as fishing or tourism. Greenland itself constitutes an interesting case study of the effects of global climate change on polar regions given its increasing autonomy from Denmark (Home Rule), however, the issue that emerges is whether the present growth-oriented development path with its emphasis on extractive activities (e.g., aluminium and goal mining) in the island’s interior and tourism especially in coastal areas constitutes a knee-jerk reaction. Furthermore, is this part of a bouncing forward process (Davoudi, 2012) increasing community resilience, and if so, whose resilience is actually increased? In this paper we focus on the tourism sector though we recognize that parallel investigations should also be conducted relating to the mining and other related activities. Using an evolutionary economic geography (EEG) lens we argue that the tourism sector is being introduced as a substitute to traditional activities (e.g., fishing and hunting). However, in order to fully comprehend the dynamics of this strategy, it is important to pursue a relational approach recognizing, for instance, historic forces as well as the political/institutional context (Carson and Carson 2016). Effectively, the current growth rhetoric focuses overwhelmingly on exogenously-controlled interests (e.g., multinational tour operators and cruise companies) at the expense of indigenous businesses. Our argument is that though effectively what is happening in Greenland could be summarized as an adaptation to vulnerability imposed by climate change the overall resilience of a locally spun tourism sector is severely compromised by the current rhetoric.

  • 36.
    Olausson, Pär
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, JonMid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Regioner, regionalism och entreprenörskap: Festskrift till Marie-Louise von Bergmann-Winberg2013Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    INNEHÅLLSFÖRTECKNING

    Jon Nyhlén, Pär M. Olausson, Ulrika Sjöholm: Förord  ii

    Tabula Gratulatoria  v

    *

    Björn Fjæstad: Forskningens samhällsansvar – och samhällets forskningsansvar  1

    Stig Montin: Samarbete för hållbar regional utveckling? 11

    Anders Larsson, Gustav Lidén: Är en region alltid regional? 29

    Thomas Denk: Komparativ regionforskning - möjligheter och utmaningar . 48

    Dag Anckar: Regioner i Söderhavet: Kiribati och Tuvalu  61

    Susanne Wallman Lundåsen: Platsens betydelse för värderingar och politiskt handlande 78

    Carsten Anckar: Val och väljare i Moldavien 90

    Sara Nyhlén: Politiska- och policyentreprenörer som aktörer i en governancekontext –vilka implikationer får det? 105

    Dimitri Ioannides, Evangelia Petridou: Creative Serendipity: when art and public entrepreneurship revitalize a downtown  120

    Pär M. Olausson: Politiskt entreprenörskap och autonomi - fallet Åland  139

    Jon Nyhlén: Lokala och regionala skolmarknader. Den svenska skolan efter 1980- och 1990-talets Reformförändringar  151

    Wilhelm Skoglund: Färgfabriken Norr - konst eller näringsliv? 165

    Elin Wihlborg: Metaforernas makt - en tänkande tankresa på väg ut ur tillväxtnormen 181

    Pontus Tallberg: Reflektioner kring Samarbete med Marie-Louise  196

  • 37.
    Petridou, Evangelia
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Olausson, Pär
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Policy Entrepreneurship and Policy Transfer: Flood Risk Governance in Northern Sweden2017In: Central European Journal of Public Policy, ISSN 1802-4866, E-ISSN 1802-4866, Vol. 11, no 1, p. 1-12Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Central to policies relating to risk governance at the regional and local levels is the interactions between the public and private sectors also referred to as networked governance. At the same time, the role of political actors in general and policy entrepreneurs in particular in terms of policy change has gained considerable traction in recent policy scholarship. The purpose of this study was to investigate the change in governance arrangements resulting in the formation of a coordination network in regional flood risk management—the first of its kind in Sweden. Our research is guided by the following questions:  first, would the policy change (the establishment of the networks) have taken place if a policy entrepreneur were not part of the policy transfer process? Second, what is the role of policy entrepreneurship in the implementation of the policy after its nationwide adoption? Third, what other factors played a role in the variation of the results in the implemented policy that is, the enforced networks? We find the role of a policy entrepreneur key in the policy transfer from the regional to the national level. In order to investigate the resultant networks, we draw from B. Guy Peters (1998) and his conceptualization of factors which affect the politics of coordination. In addition to the presence of a policy entrepreneur, we compare: (i) pluriformity of network members; (ii) member interdependence; (iii) redundancy of structures, and (iv) degree of formality (in terms of meetings). Our findings suggest that entrepreneurs contribute to the variation in the functionality of the enforced river groups, though other factors play a significant role as well. Most importantly, perhaps, we did not identify entrepreneurs in any of the river groups which were not functional.

  • 38.
    Petridou, Evangelia
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.
    Olausson, Pär M.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.
    Ioannides, Dimitri
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Economics, Geography, Law and Tourism.
    Nascent island tourism policy development in Greenland: A network perspective2019In: Island Studies Journal, ISSN 1715-2593, E-ISSN 1715-2593Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Following its achievement of Self-Rule status in 2009 Greenland embarked on a series of measures to diversify its economy with an eye towards eventually gaining full independence from Denmark. Tourism was underlined as a key sector for reaching this goal and, consequently, over the last few years there has been a concerted effort to develop the island as an important polar destination. Significantly, the Greenlandic government created the tourism development policy for 2016-2020, which it views as a key instrument for shaping the sector’s future. In this paper, we adopted a policy network approach to determine the relational architecture among various stakeholders from the public and private sectors who are seen as relevant to tourism’s development. Inter alia, we examined how these actors were linked to each other while examining what kind of tourism networks existed in Greenland and what obstacles might hinder or foster their formation. A thematic analysis of qualitative data on Atlas.ti reveals that though there exist networks in the Greenlandic tourism sector, they are not policy networks and that the Greenlandic government’s approach to developing this tourism policy has been top-down, reflecting a ‘government’ rather than a ‘governance’ approach. Barriers to the formation of policy networks included lack of a shared image for the future; lack of trust among actors; lack of time and spatial fragmentation hindering iterative interactions, and lack of institutional enabling of information and knowledge sharing. 

  • 39.
    Wallman Lundåsen, Susanne
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Olausson, Pär M.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Aktörer inom lokalt beslutsfattande2015In: Lokalt beslutsfattande / [ed] Niklas Bolin, Sara Nyhlén, Pär M. Olausson, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2015, p. 47-69Chapter in book (Other academic)
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