Community resilience and environmental transitions (Book, 2012) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Community resilience and environmental transitions

Community resilience and environmental transitions

Author: G A Wilson
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book discusses the resilience of communities in both developed and developing world contexts. It investigates the notion of resilience and the challenges faced by local communities around the world to deal with disturbances (natural hazards or human-made) that may threaten their long-term survival. Using global examples, specific emphasis is placed on how learning processes, traditions, policies and politics  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: G A Wilson
ISBN: 9781849711517 1849711518 9780415827935 0415827930
OCLC Number: 733045208
Description: xi, 251 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Towards a framework for understanding community resilience --
Transition theory: pathways and resilient communities --
Social memory: community learning, tradition, stakeholders networks and community resilience --
Path dependency: 'lock-in' mechanisms and pathways of the (im)possible at community level --
Transitional corridors: macro-structural influences and community resilience --
Community resilience and the policy challenge --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: by Geoff A. Wilson.

Abstract:

This book discusses the resilience of communities in both developed and developing world contexts. It investigates the notion of resilience and the challenges faced by local communities around the world to deal with disturbances (natural hazards or human-made) that may threaten their long-term survival. Using global examples, specific emphasis is placed on how learning processes, traditions, policies and politics affect the resilience of communities and what constraints and opportunities exist for communities to raise resilience levels.
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'Community Resilience and Environmental Transitions is a welcome addition to studies of the increasingly pervasive concept of resilience.' - Gerald Taylor Aiken, Environmental Values

 
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