Harri Raisio

Harri Raisio
University of Vaasa · Department of Social and Health Management

PhD

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The article examines how military leaders serving as peacekeepers navigate complexity and adapt to it. The theoretical underpinnings of the study are linked to adaptive peacebuilding and Complexity Leadership Theory, and specifically to how enabling leadership through adaptive space helps to work with the local conflict dynamics and change to susta...
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The transformation of disaster volunteering has been highlighted in academic literature. This study examined that transformation via a big data approach. The context for the study was provided by a forest fire in Finland, which sparked a debate on volunteering. The data (806 social media messages) were analyzed using qualitative sentiment analysis...
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The theory of wicked problems, originating from Western academic discussion, has evolved since the 2000s toward a universal diagnostic of societal challenges. In this article, we employ a systematic literature review to investigate the application of the concept of wicked problems in studies focusing on the African context. Our aim is to understand...
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Tässä artikkelissa käsitellään turvallisuusalan päällystöopiskelijoiden näkemyksiä toimintaympäristön kompleksisuudesta. Aineisto tutkimukselle on kerätty loppuvuoden 2019 aikana Maanpuolustuskorkeakoululla, Poliisiammattikorkeakoululla ja Pelastusopistolla soveltaen turvallisuuskahvilamenetelmää aineiston keruussa. Artikkelissa luodaan aluksi kats...
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Executive duties have long been described as becoming more intensive and demanding. One contributing factor is a perceived increase in the complexity of the operating environment. A high level of physical fitness has been suggested to support responses to those demands. This study aims to contribute to the topic by producing a holistic view informe...
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This conceptual paper addresses two research questions. First, it explores the connections and thematic configurations between Hannah Arendt's notions on dark times and Adams and Balfour's treatise about administrative evil. As a tool of reasoning, this paper is based on theories about complex society and organizations. Second, the current study an...
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The theoretical framework of complexity is beginning to attract wider attention in research on the armed forces, and consequently the views of those who face complexity on the ground should be explored in more detail. Failure to do so risks complexity remaining only a top-level theory lacking adequate connection to practice. This article seeks to a...
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Ennakoimattomuus, suuret kokonaisuudet ja pirulliset ongelmat haastavat nykyjohtajat. Elämme kompleksisessa maailmassa, jossa asiat ja ilmiöt kietoutuvat ja vaikuttavat toisiinsa odottamattomin tavoin. Organisaatioissa kohdataan yhä useammin yllättäviä tilanteita, syiden ja seurausten välillä ei näy selvää jatkumoa ja toisinaan asioita tuntuu vain...
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The Security Café is a deliberation and data collection method developed for security authorities and researchers to access the opinion of the general public on issues of importance to their safety and security. It is based on the ideals of deliberative democracy, and the method derives from Citizens’ Juries and World Cafés. A Security Café typical...
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Co-creation is typically defined as a mode of collaborative action, which is based on the complex combination of both top-down designing and bottom-up organizing from service beneficiaries. As a practice, co-creation is seen in an affirmative light. It is seen to provide a solution for many service planning, delivery and implementation problems fac...
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Interest is growing in the role of spontaneous volunteers and emergent citizens groups in safety and security functions. This study connects those actors to the broad concept of the self-organizing fourth sector and analyzes the opinions of more than 200 Finnish representatives of public- and the third-sector organizations gathered through intervie...
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As understanding and working under complexity has become ‘the new normal’ in organizations, complexity thinking needs to be better integrated into teaching and training of current and future leaders. The aim of the article is thus in analyzing how to teach leaders to handle complexity. This is done in two parts. Firstly, through a review of relevan...
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Organisaatioita, erityisesti asiantuntijaorganisaatioita, muokataan ja uudistetaan vauhdilla. Yksiköitä yhdistetään ja jonkin ajan päästä hajautetaan. Tänä päivänä organisaation hajautus voi tapahtua useammankin kerran yksilön työuran aikana. Yksilöt työskentelevät etäällä toisistaan, koska toimipisteet voivat sijaita paikallisesti, alueellisesti t...
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Muistatko hauskan seuraleikin, jossa pöydälle kaadetaan kasa tikkuja ja pelaajien tehtävänä on ottaa kasas-ta tikku ilman, että muut liikkuvat? Etenkin pelin alku on vaikeaa, sillä tikut ovat limittyneet toisiinsa niin tiukasti, että yhden tikun irrottaminen on joskus lähes mahdotonta. Pelin loppu puolestaan on huomattavasti helpompi, sillä irralli...
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Understanding and working under complexity has become ‘the new normal’ in public administration. Hence complexity must also be integrated into teaching and training of public administrators, not only in higher education but also in in-service training and educating wider society. This can be done by combining the ongoing research agenda into course...
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Selvityksen tavoitteena on ollut analysoida kolmannen sektorin toimintaa laajassa mittakaavassa turval- lisuustoiminnan tukena. Käsillä oleva raportti auttaa aiempaa paremmin hahmottamaan viranomaisten turvallisuustoiminnan kannalta olennaisten kolmannen sektorin toimijoiden määrää ja osaamista, viran- omaisten ja järjestöjen välisen yhteistyön toi...
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This article addresses urban and regional planning as if a wicked game, the framework used to tackle wicked problems. The study explores the obstacles and opportunities revealed in a participatory method in wicked games called the Citizens' Jury. Citizens' Juries represent deliberative practices designed to garner the opinion of a group to serve as...
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Artikkelissa tarkastellaan Pirkka14-valmiusharjoituksen yhteydessä toteutettua kansalaisraatia. Kysymme, onko aito deliberaatio ja kansalaislähtöinen politiikka mahdollista turvallisuutta koskevissa kysymyksissä. Tutkimusaineisto koostuu erityisesti haastatteluista ja kansalaisraadin julkilausumaan vastaanotetuista virallisista vastineista. Kaikki...
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Youth in Europe are politically engaged and having their say at the local level in many fields of democracy. Nevertheless, often political activeness is only considered to be the act of voting in mainstream elections. Moreover, it can be observed that local decision-making rarely has the ability to utilize the messages generated by such youth activ...
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We live in a world increasingly characterized as full of wicked problems, which are highly complex, ambiguous, and divergent problems that can never be completely solved. Moreover, the paradigm of complexity has begun to challenge the enduring mechanistic worldview. While there seems to be a sort of general agreement that such a paradigm shift is b...
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The concept of wicked problems has been increasingly recognized in policy studies over the last decade. However, 40 years after the concept was introduced, the bulk of the available research still seems to follow the same approach: Issues are identified as being wicked problems, and rather similar models are theorized to address them. We argue that...
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Many attempts to define a good death have been recorded in the academic literature. In most of these attempts, the methods used have been surveys, interviews, and focus groups. These methods have yielded important information, but they have failed to provide an opportunity for public deliberation, whereby people engage collectively with an issue, c...
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Could public administration research gain something by analyzing issues, practices, and events in ways “beyond the usual”? Could we learn something by analyzing movies? As public administration researchers, we are curious to see what lessons can be drawn from movies based on chaos theory. In this article, three movies, Chaos Theory, The Butterfly E...
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In this paper it will be argued that a particular type of collaborative governance, sector mini-publics, has tremendous utility for policy formulation or evaluation. Sector mini-publics can be situated between traditional mini-publics and enclave deliberation, and should be evaluated using the same criteria applied to mini-publics in general, i.e....
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Tutkimus ja sovellukset deliberatiivisesta, julkista harkintaa ja keskustelua painottavasta demokratiasta ovat lisääntyneet viimeisten kolmen vuosikymmenen aikana. Suuntauksessa yhtenä keskeisenä ajatuksena on kansalaisten vaikutusmahdollisuuksien lisääminen ottamalla heidät vahvemmin mukaan heitä itseään koskevaan päätöksentekoon. Tarkastelemme tä...
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Youth in Europe are politically engaged and having their say at the local level in many fields of democracy. Nevertheless, often political activeness is only considered to be the act of voting in mainstream elections. Moreover, it can be observed that local decision-making rarely has the ability to utilize the messages generated by such youth activ...
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There is a growing trend among developed countries to increase the participation of youth in societal and institutional decision-making. The challenge is to move away from an illusion of participation (tokenism) to genuine youth influence. This article transfers knowledge of a relatively new theory to the fields of youth engagement and community de...
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There is a danger that the basic assumption in deliberative democracy rests still strongly on the idea of normality. There is an image of ordinary, normal and active citizens which is supposed to capture the whole human spectrum. However, people with disabilities are traditionally excluded from societal participation. If the same exclusion takes pl...
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Citizens’ juries in the wicked game of regional development: How deliberation changes views on the development of a region Regional development can be compared to a game. However, developing a region is not just any game; it is a wicked one. In this game the playing field is constantly changing. Similarly, the players change all the time and there...
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p>The civic engagement of young people can be considered problematic in Finland. Still, the issue might be that youth actually are interested in politics and societal issues. They merely are not interested in the existing methods of political and societal participation. As a path forward the youth jury is tested in the Vaasa experiment. The underly...
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The provision of health care in contemporary developed societies has become a so-called "wicked problem." Tackling the many important challenges is a daunting task - so much so, in fact, that it may prove to be a "mission impossible." This reality has significant implications for the crafting of health care reforms and policies. Moreover, and more...
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It is most often the case that planners of health care reforms and policies try to solve highly complex, or wicked problems. Issues that have no single experts. Collectively, by gathering many different people and bringing them to genuine deliberation, we can, however, create an emergent understanding and commitment, which helps us to tackle these...
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The purpose of this paper is to examine the planning of the National Health reform especially the "guarantee for care" reform within it--from the perspective of the concept of wicked problems. This concept asserts that it is of the utmost importance to see the true level of complexity of the problems in order to survive them. The paper tries to the...

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