Community Resilience Research: Current approaches, challenges and opportunities

Wickes, Rebecca, Zahnow, Renee and Mazerolle, Lorraine (2010). Community Resilience Research: Current approaches, challenges and opportunities. In: Priyan Mendis and Athol Yates, Recent advances in national security technology and research: Proceedings of the 2010 National Security Science and Innovation Conference. 2010 National Security Science and Innovation Conference, Canberra, Australia, (62-78). 23 September 2010.

Author Wickes, Rebecca
Zahnow, Renee
Mazerolle, Lorraine
Title of paper Community Resilience Research: Current approaches, challenges and opportunities
Conference name 2010 National Security Science and Innovation Conference
Conference location Canberra, Australia
Conference dates 23 September 2010
Convener Priyan Mendis
Proceedings title Recent advances in national security technology and research: Proceedings of the 2010 National Security Science and Innovation Conference
Place of Publication Deakin, A.C.T., Australia
Publisher Australian Security Research Centre
Publication Year 2010
ISBN 9780980433746
Editor Priyan Mendis
Athol Yates
Start page 62
End page 78
Total pages 17
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Community resilience (CR) refers to a complex, multi-dimensional, multi-layered process through which communities demonstrate a capacity to withstand and respond positively to stress or change. Enhancing CR is now a political priority as a result of rapid global change and concomitant levels of uncertainty that now dominate our international landscape. Whilst the importance of CR is acknowledged by academics, policy makers and practitioners, the concept continues to be characterised by ambiguity with little agreement on what CR is or how it can be enhanced and subsequently sustained. This paper aims to establish what is currently known about CR, identify the key theoretical and methodological limitations of the research as it presently stands and provide recommendations for the future development of this body of research. The purpose of this paper is to enhance our understanding of CR and its potential application for policy and practice.
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Paper # 4

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