SECURITY SECTOR’S ADAPTABILITY TO ATYPICAL MANIFESTATIONS OF SECURITY PHENOMENA: THE CORONAVIRUS EPIDEMIC IN THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA

Authors

  • Božidar Banović Faculty of Security Studies Belgrade
  • Nenad Stekić Institute of International Politics and Economics Belgrade

Keywords:

Complex Adaptive System, strategic crisis management, COVID-19, corona virus, security sector, epidemic, protests

Abstract

This paper aims to examine the capacity of security sector institutions of the Republic of Serbia to adapt and adequately respond to atypical manifestations of security phenomena. For these purposes, the authors deploy coronavirus epidemic in the Republic of Serbia in the period between March and July 2020 as the case study. The focus of the research is oriented towards four important segments that followed the coronavirus epidemic in Serbia: borders’ closure (both Serbian and of the countries in the region), global inertness caused by the pandemic, declaration of a state of emergency, and protests as events whose manifestations were most visible.

The authors apply the postulates of the Complex Adaptive System concept to all four cases in order to provide an assessment of the adaptability of the Serbia’s security sector institutions to atypical manifestation of the crisis. The research will result with profound insights into the strategic organization of the security sector and an assessment of the quality of institutional adaptability in a timely and adequate response to crisis situations.

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Published

2020-11-01

How to Cite

Banović , B. ., & Stekić , N. . (2020). SECURITY SECTOR’S ADAPTABILITY TO ATYPICAL MANIFESTATIONS OF SECURITY PHENOMENA: THE CORONAVIRUS EPIDEMIC IN THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA. KULTURA POLISA, 17(2), 85–96. Retrieved from https://kpolisa.com/index.php/kp/article/view/267

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