Building resilient communities

Harrison, Karey (2013) Building resilient communities. M/C Journal, 16 (5). pp. 1-8. ISSN 1441-2616

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This paper will explore the concept of resilience from its roots in ecology to the application of this ecological concept of resilience to social and community resilience in the context of climate change. In this context, resilience is seen as a property of complex adaptive communities rather than of individuals. This paper will explore how this ecological concept of resilience has been taken up both by climate adaptation research and by the Transition Town movement. This ecological concept of resilience is at odds with the individualism of both psychological and economic approaches to resilience in relation to climate change.


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Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2013 23:08
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2014 04:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: resilience; ontology; transition towns; ecology; philosophy of science
Fields of Research : 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2202 History and Philosophy of Specific Fields > 220208 History and Philosophy of the Social Sciences
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1702 Cognitive Sciences > 170299 Cognitive Science not elsewhere classified
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2202 History and Philosophy of Specific Fields > 220206 History and Philosophy of Science (incl. Non-historical Philosophy of Science)
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2203 Philosophy > 220309 Metaphysics
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970105 Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
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