Building resilient communities

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Harrison, Karey. 2013. "Building resilient communities." M/C Journal. 16 (5), pp. 1-8.
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Building resilient communities

ERA Journal ID35593
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AuthorHarrison, Karey
Journal TitleM/C Journal
Journal Citation16 (5), pp. 1-8
Number of Pages8
Year2013
Place of PublicationBrisbane, Australia
ISSN1441-2616
Web Address (URL)http://journal.media-culture.org.au/index.php/mcjournal/article/viewArticle/716
Abstract

This paper will explore the concept of resilience from its roots in ecology to the application of this ecological concept of resilience to social and community resilience in the context of climate change. In this context, resilience is seen as a property of complex adaptive communities rather than of individuals. This paper will explore how this ecological concept of resilience has been taken up both by climate adaptation research and by the Transition Town movement. This ecological concept of resilience is at odds with the individualism of both psychological and economic approaches to resilience in relation to climate change.

Keywordsresilience; ontology; transition towns; ecology; philosophy of science
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020500206. History and philosophy of the social sciences
520401. Cognition
500204. History and philosophy of science
500309. Metaphysics
Byline AffiliationsAustralian Centre for Sustainable Catchments
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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