Quotation Marks, Peter, Knassmüller, Monika. 2021. Bouncing around in a turbulent teaching environment: Teaching and researching resilience for public administration. Teaching Public Administration.




The COVID-19 pandemic forced surprised governments worldwide to act fast and decisively, often revealing lack of preparation for this kind of situation. However, such crises are expected to occur far more frequently than ever before. To keep societies prospering, governments, administrations, and civil servants will have to adapt quickly and effectively—and hence need to develop the required capabilities (e.g., appropriate policies, strategies, knowledge, skills). To deepen our understanding of appropriate action in face of crises, resulting consequences for stability and required, demanded or enforced behavior of people, we propose the concept of resilience. Resilience, we argue by way of five propositions, helps articulating the underlying dynamics in society and its administrative systems in order to allow for a sustainable incorporation of the long-term perspective in the short-term strategy, particularly in times of disturbances and temporary perturbations.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Teaching Public Administration
Language English
Title Bouncing around in a turbulent teaching environment: Teaching and researching resilience for public administration
Year 2021
Reviewed? Y
URL https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/01447394211000407
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/01447394211000407
Open Access N


Teaching and Training in Public Administration
Knassmüller, Monika (Details)
Marks, Peter (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands)
Institute for Public Management and Governance IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5300 Economics (Details)
5307 Business and management economics (Details)
5324 Organizational research (Details)
5351 Public economy (Details)
5365 Quality management (Details)
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