Community resilience: toward an integrated approach

Berkes, Fikret and Ross, Helen (2013) Community resilience: toward an integrated approach. Society & Natural Resources, 26 1: 5-20. doi:10.1080/08941920.2012.736605

Author Berkes, Fikret
Ross, Helen
Title Community resilience: toward an integrated approach
Journal name Society & Natural Resources   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0894-1920
Publication date 2013-01-01
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/08941920.2012.736605
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 26
Issue 1
Start page 5
End page 20
Total pages 16
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Language eng
Subject 3303 Development
2301 Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
3312 Sociology and Political Science
Abstract We explore opportunities for an integrated approach in community resilience to inform new research directions and practice, using the productive common ground between two strands of literature on community resilience, one from social-ecological systems and the other from the psychology of development and mental health. The first strand treats resilience as a systems concept, dealing with adaptive relationships and learning in social-ecological systems across nested levels, with attention to feedbacks, nonlinearity, unpredictability, scale, renewal cycles, drivers, system memory, disturbance events, and windows of opportunity. The second strand emphasizes identifying and developing community strengths, and building resilience through agency and self-organization, with attention to people-place connections, values and beliefs, knowledge and learning, social networks, collaborative governance, economic diversification, infrastructure, leadership, and outlook. An integrative approach seated in the complex adaptive system and ecological understanding can incorporate the identification of explicit social strengths and connections to place, activated by agency and self-organizing.
Keyword Adaptive management
Community development
Community health
Complex adaptive systems
Social learning
Social-ecological systems
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes First published: 30 November 2012.

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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