General resilience to cope with extreme events

Carpenter, Stephen R., Arrow, Kenneth J., Barrett, Scott, Biggs, Reinette, Brock, William A., Crepin, Anne-Sophie, Engstrom, Gustov, Folke, Carl, Hughes, Terry P., Kautsky, Nils, Li, Chuan-Zhong, McCarney, Geoffrey, Meng, Kyle, Maler, Karl-Goran, Polasky, Stephen, Scheffer, Marten, Shogren, Jason, Sterner, Thomas, Vincent, Jeffrey R., Walker, Brian, Xepapadeas, Anastasios, and de Zeeuw, Aart (2012) General resilience to cope with extreme events. Sustainability, 4 (12). pp. 3248-3259.

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Abstract

Resilience to specified kinds of disasters is an active area of research and practice. However, rare or unprecedented disturbances that are unusually intense or extensive require a more broad-spectrum type of resilience. General resilience is the capacity of social-ecological systems to adapt or transform in response to unfamiliar,unexpected and extreme shocks. Conditions that enable general resilience include diversity, modularity, openness, reserves, feedbacks, nestedness, monitoring, leadership, and trust. Processes for building general resilience are an emerging and crucially important area of research.

Item ID: 25582
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2071-1050
Keywords: extreme events; general resilience; polycentric governance; resilience; social-ecological system
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Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2013 02:20
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160802 Environmental Sociology @ 60%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160511 Research, Science and Technology Policy @ 40%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9610 Natural Hazards > 961002 Natural Hazards in Coastal and Estuarine Environments @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970105 Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences @ 50%
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