Making a Difference: The Effects of Institutional Resilience in Society during COVID-19

Sergiu Gherghina*, Clara Volintiru, Olaf Sigurjonsson

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The COVID-19 crisis and countries’ reactions led to analyses about how governance systems influenced the management of the pandemic and how COVID-19 influenced businesses. The concept of institutional resilience transcends these directions of research, but we know little about what it means and how to measure it. This paper proposes an innovative framework to conceptualize and assess institutional resilience based on three organisational traits: preparedness, agility and robustness. This approach provides the opportunity to sequence actions before, during and after the pandemic. This framework will be applied through various cases studies in Europe in the contributions to this symposium.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Political Science
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)426-435
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2023

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Published online: 1 May 2022.


  • Effects
  • Europe
  • Institutions
  • Resilience
  • Societies

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