In a globalised world, crises assume a new range and quality: they have repercussions far beyond national borders. Different crisis-situations are often intricately enmeshed with one another and a crisis can trigger, exacerbate, or bring to light further crises in other areas. Crisis management and crisis prevention thus call for a high degree of coordinated action.
Research Questions
  • How do crises arise and develop?
  • What interdependencies exist between crises?
  • How and when are crises recognised? And how are they perceived, articulated and communicatively handled?
  • What kind of institutional settings/governance approaches have proved to be adequate in making societies more resilient against crisis or in dealing with specific types of crises?

The research questions are pursued in the Working Groups.