Governing for Resilience in Vulnerable Places provides an overview and a critical analysis of the ways in which the concept ‘resilience’ has been addressed in social sciences research. In doing so, this edited book draws together state-of-the-art research from a variety of disciplines (i.e. spatial planning, economic and cultural geography, environmental and political sciences, sociology and architecture) as well as cases and examples across different spatial and geographical contexts (e.g. urban slums in India; flood-prone communities in the UK; coastal Japan). The cases present and explore challenges and potentials of resilience-thinking for practitioners and academics. As such, Governing for Resilience in Vulnerable Places aims to provide a scientifically robust overview and to generate some conceptual clarity for researchers, students and practitioners interested in the potential of resilience thinking as well as the application of resilience in practice.
1.Self-reliant resiliency and neoliberal mentality: a critical reflection
2.Governing for resilience in vulnerable places: an Introduction
3.Resilient energy landscapes: a spatial quest?
4.Resilience to what and for whom in Landscape Management
5.Resilience thinking – Is vagueness a blessing or a curse in transdisciplinary projects? Experiences from a regional climate change adaptation project
6.Flood resilience and legitimacy - an exploration of Dutch flood risk management
7.Flood Groups in England: Governance arrangements and contribution to flood resilience
8.Meta decision-making and the speed and quality of disaster resilience and recovery
9.The Resiliency Web - A Bottom-Linked Governance Model for Resilience and Environmental Justice in the Context of Disasters
10.Changing Stakes: Resilience, Reconstruction, and Participatory Practices after the 2011 Japan Tsunami
11.The Value of Participatory Community Arts for Community Resilience
12."If we are not united, our lives will be very difficult." Resilience from the perspective of slum dwellers in Pedda Jalaripeta (India)
13.Riding the Tide: Socially-engaged art and resilience in an uncertain future
14.Resilience in practice – a transformative approach? A conversation with Henk Ovink, first Dutch Special Envoy for International Water Affairs