Avalike organisatsioonide tähendus kliimamuutustega kohandumisel ja adapteerumisel on oluline. Kui oluline ja missugusest aspektist, seda on keeruline öelda. Siinviidatud vabalevis olev tekst on üks sellistest, mida oleks kasulik lugeda kõikidel avalike organisatsioonidega puudumuses olijatel. Seda küll juhul, kui nad mõistavad või soovivad mõista enda osa kliimamuutustega tegelemisel. Praegu tegelevad paljud avalikud organisatsioonid jäätmekäitlusega, st organisatsioonides võib märgata n-ö prügikastipoliitikat, mis tasapisi ilmub printeri- ja printimisekesksesse organisatsioonikultuuri. Ometi on võimalusi ja vajadus märksa reljeefsemate muutuste järele väga suur.

Kontekstiks:

Climate change is the most significant challenge of our times. It has the potential to cause large-scale, far-reaching and irreversible disruptions to the operating environment of public organizations (IPCC, 2021). Such disruptions include but are not limited to increased extreme weather events, crumbling critical infrastructure, ecological crises, social unrest and surging demand for disaster management.

Mõeldes avalikele organisatsioonidele:

Yet to public administration scholars, the promise of adaptation immediately brings to mind the institutional contexts of public bureaucracies, which are often characterized as highly politicized and structurally intractable. We are left wondering whether it is possible for public organizations to adapt to climate change. And if adaptation is possible, how does it happen and what does it look like?

Autorid täpsustavad:

In this study, we apply the meta-theory of institutional logics to argue that organizations adapt when key institutional actors such as top managers integrate and reconcile macro- and meso-level institutional logics (Blomgren & Waks, 2015; Hambrick & Mason, 1984) to justify and support building resilience to climate change.

Institutsionaalse loogika tähendus siinses tekstis:

we define institutional logic as the “socially constructed, historical patterns of material practices, assumptions, values, beliefs and rules by which individuals produce and reproduce their material subsistence, organize time and space, and provide meaning to their social reality”

Võimalused tähenduse andmiseks:

One way to understand the complexity of organizational adaptation to climate change is to examine the interplay of two systems of institutional logics, one operating at the societal or macro-level and the other at the organizational or meso-level. Top managers reconcile and integrate macro- and meso-level logics that results in work and governance practices in the organization (Hardy & Maguire, 2016).

Institutsionaalse loogika lähtepunkti asjakohasusest:

The institutional logic approach is useful in public administration as it helps frame the conflicts that all public organizations must reconcile, such as those between the value of efficiency that underpins the market logic and the value of responsiveness that embodies the democracy logic (Rosenbloom, 1983; Zhang et al., 2020).

Meta-teooriast:

The meta-theory of institutional logics further recognizes the dual role of the individual as both an institutionally constrained actor and a potential force for institutional change.

Lugemishuvi suurendamiseks:

Through linking knowledge and theories from public administration to climate adaptation research, this study makes a much-needed contribution to identify, theorize and elucidate the origin and causal mechanisms of hinderance to climate adaptation practices (Dovers & Hezri, 2010; Dupuis & Knoepfel, 2013). […] Our analysis shows institutional work at play that creates, maintains or disrupts institutions through reflection, interpretation, translation, editing and transformation.

Vajadus süsteemseks mõtestamiseks:

Similarly, as public organizations institutionalize market mechanisms over time, this macro-level logic could undermine meso-level risk-based and capacity-based logic, thereby eroding the legitimacy of adaptive decisions and actions. While we do not investigate these linkages empirically, we believe they are important priorities for future research.

Zhang, F., & Welch, E. W. (2022). Explaining Public Organization Adaptation to Climate Change: Configurations of Macro-and Meso-Level Institutional LogicsJournal of Public Administration Research and Theory.