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Community resilience and environmental transitions / by Geoff A. Wilson.Material type: BookPublisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2012Description: xi, 251 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780415827935 (pbk.); 9781849711517 (hbk.) ; 9780203144916 (ebk.).Subject(s): Community development | Community development -- Environmental aspects | Urban sociology | Sociology, Rural | Sustainable development | Disasters -- Social aspectsDDC classification: 307.1401 WIL Online resources: Table of contents
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Includes bibliographic references (p. 225-244) and index.
Introduction -- Towards a framework for understanding community resilience -- Transition theory: environmental pathways and resilient communities -- System memory: community learning, tradition and historical networks -- Path dependency: 'lock-in' mechanisms and pathways of the '(im)possible' -- Transitional corridors: external constraints for endogenous community resilience -- Environmental transitions and the policy challenge: how to make local communities more resilient -- Conclusions.
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.