Category Archives: Resilience

Their Voices Emerged: A Grounded Theory of Learning Resilience

This study was based on a two-part question: What are the lived experiences of African American women in the education system? and What influence have family and community had on these experiences? Through employing grounded theory techniques of memo-writing and … Continue reading

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Nurturing resilience in socio-ecological systems

Schultz´s thesis analyzes how the dedicated work of a few individuals has mobilized local farmers, bird watchers, entrepreneurs and politicians to join forces in rendering the wetland an asset for the district of Kristianstad. The results of her research show … Continue reading

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Social innovation and Resilience

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Using Resilience Theory to Examine Public Policy and Social Innovation

Social innovation is an important component of being resilient – new ideas will keep a society adaptable, flexible and learning. Therefore, the better the understanding of the conditions that enable innovations not only to emerge, but to take hold, become … Continue reading

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Networks and Social Innovation for Resilient Systems

Complex challenges demand complex solutions. By their very nature, these problems are difficult to define and are often the result of rigid social structures that effectively act as “traps”. However, resilience theory and the adaptive cycle can serve as a … Continue reading

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Adaptive institutions, governance, complexity, resilience

• Wicked problems • Institutions and the challenge of  “fit‟ • Added value of a resilience lens • Resilience in practice – 1. Institutional response to extreme events – 2. Networked development institutions • Lessons learned and limitations Read

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Building Community Resilience to Disasters

Read Community resilience, or  the sustained ability of a community to withstand and recover from adversity (e.g., economic stress, inluenza pandemic, man-made or natural disasters) has become a key policy issue, which is being embraced at federal, state, and local … Continue reading

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Resilience management in social-ecological systems: a working hypothesis for a participatory approach

Read Approaches to natural resource management are often based on a presumed ability to predict probabilistic responses to management and external drivers such as climate. They also tend to assume that the manager is outside the system being managed. However, … Continue reading

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The Hidden Fragility of Complex Systems – Consequences of Change, Changing Consequences

Read Read also – A Complexity Manifesto Short-term survival and an exuberant plunge into building our future are generating a new kind of unintended consequence—hidden fragility. This is a direct effect of the sophistication and structural complexity of the socio-technical … Continue reading

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