Eva-Karin Olsson

Contact information

  • E-mail

    Eva-Karin.Olsson [at] fhs.se
  • Phone

    +46 8-55342737

Postal address

Box 27805
115 93 Stockholm

Visiting address

Drottning Kristinas väg 37
Stockholm

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Olsson, E-K and Verbeek, B. (2016) International Organisations and crisis management: Do crises enable or constrain IO agency? TheJournal of International Relations and Development. Published online December 2016. DOI: 10.1057/s41268-016-0071-z
  • Konow-Lund, M., & Olsson, E. K. (2016). Social Media's Challenge to Journalistic Norms and Values during a Terror Attack. Digital Journalism, 1-13.
  • Olsson, E-K and Eriksson, M (2016) The logic of public organizations' social media use: Toward a theory of 'social mediatization'. Public Relations Inquiry, 5(2): 187-204, doi:10.1177/2046147X16654454
  • Eriksson, M. and Olsson, E.-K. (2016), Facebook and Twitter in Crisis Communication: A Comparative Study of Crisis Communication Professionals and Citizens. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management. doi: 10.1111/1468-5973.12116
  • Olsson, E-K., Deverell, E., Wagnsson, C., and Hellman, M. (2016) "EU armed forces and social media: convergence or divergence?." Defence Studies, 1-21.
  • Hellman, M, Olsson, E-K, Wagnsson, C. (2016) EU Armed Forces' use of social media in areas of deployment. Media and Communication, 4(1).
  • Olsson, E-K. (2015) Transboundary crisis networks: The challenge of coordination in the face of global health threats. Risk Management, 17(2)
  • Olsson, E-K and Hammargård, K. (2015) The rhetoric of the President of the European Commission: charismatic leader or neutral mediator? Journal of European Public Policy, DOI: 10.1080/13501763.2015.1054298
  • Konow Lund, M., & Olsson, E. K. (2015). When Routines are Not Enough: Journalists' crisis management during the 22/7 domestic terror attack in Norway. Journalism Practice, (ahead-of-print), 1-15.
  • Olsson, E-K., Söderlund M., and Falkheimer, J. (2015) Communicating terror: Selecting, reinforcing and matching frames in connection to the Norway July 22 attacks. Scandinavian Journal of Public Administration, 19(1): 3-22
  • Olsson, E-K., Nord, L and Falkheimer, J. (2015) Media Coverage Crisis Exploitation Characteristics: A case comparison study. Journal of Public Relation Research, 27(2): 158-174
  • Olsson, E. K., & Nord, L. W. (2015). Paving the way for crisis exploitation: The role of journalistic styles and standards. Journalism, 16(3), 341-358.
  • Falkheimer, J., & Olsson, E. K. (2015). Depoliticizing terror: The news framing of the terrorist attacks in Norway, 22 July 2011. Media, War & Conflict, 8(1), 70-85.
  • Deverell, E., Olsson, E-K., Wagnsson, C., Hellman, M., Johnsson (2014) Understanding Public Agency Communication: The case of the Swedish Armed Forces. Journal of Public Affairs. Article first published online: 8 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pa.1552
  • Fredriksson, M., Olsson, E-K and Pallas, J. (2014) Creativity caged in translation: a neo-institutional perspective on crisis communication. Revista Internacional de Relaciones Públicas, 4(8): 43-64
  • Olsson, E. K. (2014). Crisis Communication in Public Organisations: Dimensions of Crisis Communication Revisited. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 22(2), 113-125.
  • Olsson, E-K. (2013) 'Public diplomacy as a crisis communication tool', Journal of International Communication, 19(2).
  • Nord, L and Olsson, E-K. (2013) 'Frame, set, match! Towards a model of successful crisis rhetoric', Public Relations Inquiry 2(1):79-94.
  • Lindholm, K and Olsson, E-K. (2011) 'Crisis communication as a multilevel game: The Muhammad cartoons from a crisis diplomacy perspective', The International Journal of Press/Politics 16:2. 254-271. [Reprinted in Coombs, T (2014) Crisis Communication. Four-Volume Set : Sage ]
  • Galaz, V, Moberg, F, Olsson, E-K, Paglia, E and Parker, C. (2011) 'The institutional dimensions of cascading ecological crises', Public Administration 89(2)361-380. [Reprinted in Legard and McConnell (2012) Emergency Policy II. Ashgate].
  • Deverell, E and Olsson, E-K. (2010) 'Organizational culture effects on strategy and adaptability in crisis management', Risk Management 12(2):116–134.
  • Olsson, E-K. (2010) 'Defining crisis news events - How news organization managers drew upon history when handling the terror attacks September 11', Nordicom Review 31(1):87-102.
  • Deverell, E and Olsson, E-K.(2009) 'Learning from crisis: A framework of management, learning and implementation in response to crises', Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management 6(1).
  • Olsson, E-K. (2009) 'Media crisis management in traditional and digital news rooms', Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 15(4): 1–16.
  • Olsson, E-K. (2009) 'Responsibility framing in a 'climate change induced' compounded crisis: Facing tragic choices in the Murray-Darling Basin', Environmental Hazards: Human and policy dimensions 8: 226–240.
  • Olsson, E-K. (2009) 'Rule regimes in news organization decision making: Explaining diversity in the actions of news organizations during extraordinary events', Journalism 10(6):758–77.
  • Olsson, E-K and Paglia, E. (2008) 'Global problem - National accountability: Framing accountability in the Australian context of climate change', Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management 16(2):70-79.
  • Olsson, E-K and Riegert, K. (2007) 'The Importance of ritual in crisis journalism', Journalism Practice, 1(2):143-158. Reprinted in Berkowitz, D (ed) (2010) Cultural meaning of news, Sage Publications.
  • Buus, S and Olsson, E-K. (2006) 'The Sars crisis: Was anybody responsible?', Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management 14(2):71-81.

Books and chapters

  • Olsson, E-K and Konow Lund, M. (2017) News Frames and Global Terrorism Coverage in the UK and Norway: Context and Consequences for Humanitarian Issues. In Andersen, R (eds) Routledge Companion on Media and Humanitarian Action.


  • Deverell, E., Hansén, D och Olsson, E-K. (2015) Perspektiv på krishantering. Studentlitteratur: Lund
  • Fredriksson, M. and Olsson, E-K. (2014) 'A model for evaluations of corporate environmental communication', in Jones, B and Sun, W (eds) Communicating Corporate Social Responsibility: Lessons from Theory and Practice, Emerald.
  • Olsson, E-K and Verbeek, B. (2013) 'Cause or solution? International organizations and crisis management' in Reinalda, B (ed) Handbook of International Organizations, Routledge.
  • Olsson, E-K and Deverell, E. (2011) 'Ledarskap och kriskommunikation', in Heide, M and Falkheimer, J (eds) Nya Perspektiv på Strategisk Kommunikation, Liber.
  • Olsson, E-K. (2011)'Communication in crises of public diplomacy: The quest for ethical capital', in Svedin, L (ed) Ethic and Crisis Management, Information Age Publishing.
  • Olsson, E-K and Buus, S. (2011) China and SARS - Crisis management in a legitimacy vacuum, in Olsson, E-K and Zue, L (eds) Sars – From East to West, Lexington.
  • Xue, L. Stern, E. and Olsson, E-K. (2011) 'Introduction', in Olsson, E-K and Xue, L (eds) Sars – From East to West, Lexington.
  • Olsson, E-K and Zhong, K. (2011) 'Transboundary crisis management – Implications for research and practice', in Olsson, E-K and Xue, L (eds) Sars – From East to West, Lexington.
  • Jääsaari, J and Olsson, E-K. (2010) 'Journalistic norms, organizational identity and crisis decision-making in PSB news organizations', in Nohrstedt, S-A (ed) Communicating Risks - Towards Threat-Society, Nordicom.
  • Olsson, E-K. (2008) Media Crisis Decision Making: A Case Study of SR (Swedish Radio), SVT (Swedish Television) and TV4. Department of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMK), Stockholm University.
  • Larsson, S, Olsson, E-K and Ramberg, B. (2005) European Crisis Decision Making, CRISMART: Stockholm.
  • Castenfors, K, Deverell, E and Olsson, E-K. (2004) Analys av FOI Avdelningen för NBC-skydds hantering av de så kallade mjältbrandsbreven under hösten 2001 utifrån ett krishanteringsperspektiv, Totalförsvarets forskningsinstitut: Stockholm.
  • Castenfors, K , Deverell, E and Olsson, E-K. (2004) Anthrax Letters in Sweden? Analysis of How FOI's Division of NBC-Protection Managed the "Anthrax Letters" During the Fall of 2001 – from a Crisis Management Perspective, Swedish National Defence Research Agency: Stockholm.
  • Grönvall, J and Olsson, E-K. (2002) 'EU som krishanteringsaktör', in EU som Civil Krishanterare, S. Myrdal (red), Utrikespolitiska institutet: Stockholm.