Marjan Malešič

Crises occur frequently and in very complex ways however routine responses of crisis management often do not follow the changing pattern, nature, intensity and scope of crises. Extensive research has been accomplished in Europe and North America to create bases for creative changes in this field. Common theory and methodology were developed and the huge amount of cases was empirically explored to this effect. The article brings about core findings on legal, system and functional dimensions of crisis management in Slovenia. Its assumption is that inconsistent legal and doctrinal solutions, and consequently system deficiencies hamper the development of effective and rational crisis management. The officials’ fear of innovations that change every day routine is not helpful in this process, either. The discourse of the article is analytical and prescriptive by its nature.

Keywords: crisis, crisis management (system), legal basis, coordination, innovation.

Prof Dr. Marjan Malešič, Head of Defense Research Center, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. The article is based upon research project Crisis Management in Slovenia sponsored by the Ministry of Defense of Republic of Slovenia and the Slovenian Research Agency.

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Malešič Marjan. THE MANAGEMENT OF COMPLEX (SECURITY) CRISIS. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.6, no.1:6-19, DOI:

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