Handbuch Krisenforschung

[Handbook on Crisis Research]
Published by Springer Verlag, 2020 | ISBN 978-3-658-28571-5

[...] a good starting point for courses and research projects on the topic of crisis, which will in all likelihood be booming in the coming years.

Amerigo Caruso, H-Soz-Kult 2021

The handbook examines a key concept in the humanities and social sciences in an interdisciplinary way. It elaborates the state of research on 'crises' as situations of political action for various fields and at the same time emphasises the close connection to political practice that can be observed in the use of the concept of crisis. While research on individual crisis events and phenomena is part of the daily business in many disciplines, overarching conceptual considerations on crises are usually limited to organisational aspects of crisis management or to crisis discourses. Following on from these states of research, but pointing beyond them, the handbook deals with crisis research from various conceptual and methodological perspectives, arguing for a reflexive approach that understands the term 'crisis' itself as a concept to be observed.

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  • Approaches to the concept of crisis
  • Perspectives on crises
  • Fields of crisis management
  • Crisis management techniques

Frank Bösch is Director of the Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam (ZZF) and Professor of 20th Century German and European History at the University of Potsdam.

Nicole Deitelhoff is Professor of International Relations and Theories of Global Governance at Goethe-University Frankfurt and Managing Director of the Leibniz Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (HSFK/PRIF).

Stefan Kroll is coordinator of the Leibniz Research Alliance "Crises in a Globalised World" and Research Associate in the programme area "International Institutions" at the Leibniz Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (HSFK/PRIF).


Verena Brinks, Matthias Dembinski, Sandra Destradi, Dennis Dijkzeul, Rüdiger Graf, Diana Griesinger, Oliver Ibert, Heiderose Kilper, Heidi Hein-Kircher, Anna-Katharina Hornidge, Gérard Hutter, Andreas Macke, Wolfgang Merkel, Daniel Osberghaus, Marcus Otto, Dirk Peters, Werner Plumpe, Steffen Sammler, Jochen Schanze, Christian von Soest, Riem Spielhaus, Thorsten Thiel


Amerigo Caruso: Review of: Bösch, Frank; Deitelhoff, Nicole; Kroll, Stefan (eds.): Handbuch Krisenforschung Wiesbaden 2020. in: H-Soz-Kult, 14.04.2021. [German]

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