"Multilevel governance and political leadership" - Artikel über Kommunikation von Politik während der Corona Krise erschienen
News vom 08.05.2023
In ihrem Forschungsbeitrag "Multilevel governance and political leadership: crisis communication in Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom during the COVID-19 pandemic", erschienen im Journal of European Public Policy, analysieren Dr. Johanna Schnabel et.al. die Krisenkommunikation einer kleinen Auswahl von Mehrebenensystemen während der ersten Welle der COVID-19 Pandemie.
"Consistency in crisis communication is a key aspect of effective political leadership during crises, but can be difficult in multilevel systems due to the number of leaders and fragmentation of policymaking powers. The literature on multilevel governance suggests that centralisation enhances consistency in crisis communication while decentralisation leads to inconsistency. Consistency in crisis communication is also expected to depend on whether leaders coordinate crisis management. Comparing crisis communication in Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, this paper shows that centralisation does not automatically lead to consistent crisis communication. At the same time, decentralised decision making does not necessarily undermine consistency. Overall, crisis communication tends to be more consistent when leaders coordinate crisis management."