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Evidence-Based Assessment of Readiness to Solve Wicked Problems: The Case of Migration Crisis in Croatia and Slovenia

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Faculty of Public Administration, University of Ljubljana, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Rijeka, 51000 Rijeka, Croatia
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Academic Editor: Nigel Parton
Soc. Sci. 2021, 10(6), 188; https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci10060188
Received: 14 April 2021 / Revised: 15 May 2021 / Accepted: 20 May 2021 / Published: 23 May 2021
(This article belongs to the Section International Migration)
The migration crisis was and, in some aspects, still is one of the biggest challenges that the European Union (EU) has faced recently. In the crisis peak in 2015/16, most of its member states were affected in different ways. This paper contributes to the ex-post dialog of this transboundary crisis and attempts to present the level of readiness to solve wicked problems and manage a transboundary crisis, looking at the perspective of two countries—Slovenia and Croatia. The paper focuses on the following areas of migration governance: (1) border management, (2) reception policies, (3) migrant protection regimes, and (4) national security, which represented the main issues for transit countries and are embedded in the capacity assessing tool Survey Tool used in the paper. With its set of questions and using a multiple case studies methodology and comparative analysis, the paper’s results show the rather immature level of mass migration capacities at both transit levels studied. In the absence of migration crisis studies, the proposed paper retains its originality and adds value, especially in multi-level systems, in assessing the complexity of the crisis from a national perspective and providing the numerical assessment of crisis management capacity. View Full-Text
Keywords: migration; migration crisis; transnational crisis; wicked problem; multi-level; governance; policy framework; transit countries migration; migration crisis; transnational crisis; wicked problem; multi-level; governance; policy framework; transit countries
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Rijavec, D.; Štambuk, A.; Pevcin, P. Evidence-Based Assessment of Readiness to Solve Wicked Problems: The Case of Migration Crisis in Croatia and Slovenia. Soc. Sci. 2021, 10, 188. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci10060188

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Rijavec D, Štambuk A, Pevcin P. Evidence-Based Assessment of Readiness to Solve Wicked Problems: The Case of Migration Crisis in Croatia and Slovenia. Social Sciences. 2021; 10(6):188. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci10060188

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Rijavec, Danila, Ana Štambuk, and Primož Pevcin. 2021. "Evidence-Based Assessment of Readiness to Solve Wicked Problems: The Case of Migration Crisis in Croatia and Slovenia" Social Sciences 10, no. 6: 188. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci10060188

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