Introducing the Crisis Professionals: Selectie & Recruitment voor crisismanagement




Bent u op zoek naar een crisismanagement expert?

Of bent u zo’n expert en op zoek naar een nieuwe uitdaging?

De juiste mensen op de juiste plek, dat maakt een crisisorganisatie sterk. Een goede match haalt het beste uit de organisatie en de professional. The Crisis Professionals richt zich op Selectie & Recruitment van professionals binnen het veiligheidsdomein.

Bezoek de website van The Crisis Professionals.

Aankondiging: Derde Noord-Europese Crisismanagement Conferentie, Amsterdam, 21-23 Maart 2018

Na twee conferenties in Denemarken, wordt nu een interessante bijeenkomst georganiseerd in Amsterdam. Meer informatie vindt u hier.

Of kijk op NEEDS2018

In memoriam: Henry Quarantelli (giant in the field)

Vandaag vernamen we het treurige bericht dat onderzoeker Henry Quarantelli helaas overleden is. Hij legde de fundering voor het hedendaagse onderzoek naar rampen en crisismanagement.


Onderstaand vindt u een bericht van zijn collegae van het Disaster Research Center:


Dear Colleagues,

We are writing with some very sad news. We are sorry to tell you that Enrico L. (Henry) Quarantelli passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at the age of 92.

Henry was a very private person and as his health declined over these last few years he stopped coming regularly to DRC. He suspended contacts with all but a very few people in town, mainly his caregivers and those closest to his personal affairs.

It would be difficult in this short letter to describe the magnitude of his influence on the disasters field, of which he is one of the founders, or his influence on his vast circle of friends, students, and colleagues around the world. You all know that, and we think that each of us will reflect personally on his effect on us. Henry devoted his entire life to our field, sparing little for pursuits outside those of scientific inquiry. Truly, we are in his debt for the careers he helped to launch, for his lineage of scholarly descendants,  and for the intellectual legacy that has sustained us over these last five decades. Perhaps his main gift to us and to the world was the gift of clear thinking about disasters. He gave us methods and an art for seeing through the myths and misconceptions of these events, and for developing better understanding of causes and consequences.

His research covered nearly every topic that is presently studied, sometimes only in a nascent form, but it is easy to see the intellectual origins of many ideas that we pursue now. Organizational change, emergence, volunteers, disaster mental health, emergency operations centers, warnings, evacuations, and emergency medical care among other subjects all form part of the vast corpus of research that undergirds modern disaster science.

His last work remains in progress, a broad survey of the popular culture of disaster that he worked on with Ian Davis. He was long interested in the representation of disasters in music, art, folklore, and film. His theoretical approach in symbolic interactionism was on display: how did these representations reflect how a local population understood the disaster and drew it into their collective experience? How did it shape the awareness of those who weren’t there? He always hoped that someone would tackle popular culture in more detail. Perhaps someone will.

His research is widely known, but some of his work is known only in a smaller circle, such as his development of cooperative relationships with scholars in Japan, beginning some thirty years ago and persisting to this day. The field is young enough that today’s senior scholars were around for much of its development, but newer scholars may not know the provenance of certain fixtures of our intellectual lives. His work with colleagues in establishing the International Research Committee on Disasters, part of the International Sociological Association, and the founding of the International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, have provided an important infrastructure for scholarly communication. Because IJMED is freely available online, it serves as a vital resource for the practice and policy communities.

His lifelong collaboration with Russell Dynes, of course, is a part of that personal and professional history and part of the history of disaster research, a unique partnership that is a preeminent example of teamwork in science. In today’s age of micromeasurement of “impact” and “productivity,” where collaboration is simultaneously encouraged and undervalued (What was your percent contribution to that article?”), their collaboration points to an overall benefit of intellectual partnerships and a testimony to discovery as a social enterprise. Indeed, perhaps as much as their scientific findings, their work together should stand in importance as a caution against the onslaught of metrics of scientific output. Would the disaster field be better off-would the world be better off-had they had to consider such matters at earlier points in their careers? Not likely.

Henry was quite explicit about limiting memorializing on his behalf. We are still considering next steps that will best allow those of us who want to remember and honor him to do so while still respecting his requests. Please bear with us. Over these next few days we will publicize additional details, which will also be found on our website. An “In Memoriam” page will also be posted to the DRC website. We are sorry to pass along this sad news, but we hope that we will all reflect on Henry’s life devoted to our field and-as much as it is possible within one person’s power-to the well-being of so many people.

Sincerely yours,
Jim Kendra and Tricia Wachtendorf

Disaster Research Center

Does Social Trust Inspire Confidence in EU Crisis Management? Apparently not

De crisismanagement capaciteiten van de EU zijn de afgelopen decennia onopgemerkt steeds verder uitgebreid. Een legitieme vraag is of deze groeiende rol legitiem is. Een Zweeds-Amerikaans team, bestaande uit Thomas Persson, Charles Parker en Sten Widhalm, onderzocht deze vraag. Het antwoord zal u verbazen…

Uitstekend artikel in Public Administration. Hier vindt u de early view PDF.


Tweede editie “Politics of Crisis Management” nu verkrijgbaar!

Met trots kondigen wij de tweede editie aan van Politics of Crisis Management. De ideeën in dit boek werden positief ontvangen in het domein van strategisch crisismanagement. In deze editie zijn nieuwe bevindingen en recente voorbeelden opgenomen! Het boek is te verkrijgen via Cambridge University Press of bij grotere boekhandels.

Sanneke Kuipers nieuwe redacteur bij “Risk, Hazards and Crisis in Public Policy (RHCPP)”

We feliciteren onze collega Sanneke Kuipers van harte met haar nieuwe functie als editor van Risk, Hazards and Crisis in Public Policy.

Zie PDF voor meer informatie.

Speciale uitgave: “Designing Resilient Institutions for Transboundary Crisis Management”

Een speciale uitgave van Public Adminstration besteedt aandacht aan de verschillende uitdagingen waarmee moderne overheden mee worden geconfronteerd als deze hun bestaande instituties proberen te (her)vormen met het oog op grensoverschrijdende dreigingen. Een overzicht van de artikelen in het tijdschrift kunt u hier vinden.

De introductie, geschreven door de editors Arjen Boin en Martin Lodge, vindt u hier.


Risico-analyse en Terrorisme: Werkt dat?

In dit stuk in Trouw beschouwt Sanneke Kuipers de zin en onzin van risico-analyses gericht op het voorspellen van terrorisme.

U vindt het artikel hier.

After Brussels: Moving forward by building transboundary crisis management capacity

In tijden van de vluchtelingencrisis en terroristische aanslagen gaan staten steeds vaker alleen aan de slag wat betreft crisismanagement. Arjen Boin, Mark Rhinard en Magnus Ekengren pleiten ervoor dat het terugdraaien van integratie de verkeerde strategie is. Om onze samenleving te beschermen moeten lidstaten samenwerken om grensoverschrijdende crises te weerstaan

U vindt het TransCrisis blog over de terroristische aanslagen in Brussel hier.

EU breidt haar crisismanagement toolkit verder uit

De Europese Unie heeft meer middelen ten behoeve van crisismanagement dan mensen denken. Echter zijn deze middelen overduidelijk niet voldoende om met de huidige migratiecrisis om te gaan. De Europese Commissie pleit nu voor een uitbreiding van de beschikbare middelen. U vindt hier de aankondiging van de Europese Commissie.


Voor een analyse van het crisismanagement van de Europese Unie raden wij het boek “The European Union as Crisis Manager” aan.