Six attributes of social resilience

Maclean, Kirsten and Cuthill, Michael and Ross, Helen (2014) Six attributes of social resilience. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management , 57 (1). pp. 144-156. ISSN 0964-0568


The concept of resilience has attracted much attention in recent times. However, there remains a distinct knowledge gap with respect to the social aspects of resilience. This paper describes six attributes of social resilience identified through case study research. Research was undertaken by a multi-disciplinary team of researchers who worked in partnership with representatives from five key government and non-government agencies from the Wet Tropics region in North Queensland, Australia. Research findings move understanding of social resilience, which is an emerging area of interest within natural resource management, from a set of assumptions to an evidence base.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC. Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
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Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2013 00:26
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2016 04:06
Uncontrolled Keywords: attributes; natural resource management; northern Australia; social ecological systems; social resilience
Fields of Research (2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1604 Human Geography > 160404 Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning)
16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160805 Social Change
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology
Fields of Research (2020): 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4406 Human geography > 440699 Human geography not elsewhere classified
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4410 Sociology > 441004 Social change
52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5205 Social and personality psychology > 520599 Social and personality psychology not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
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