Resilience is a central concept informing policy frameworks dealing with developmental, social, economic, security and environmental problems in ways that clearly cross traditional disciplinary boundaries. This book series is interested in publishing a broad range of high-quality contemporary research into the processes, spaces, policies, practices and subjectivities through which resilience is seen to operate. As such, the series wll be of interest to both a policy and an academic audience from disciplines such as international sociology, geography, political theory, development studies, security studies, anthropology and law.
Resilience in the Pacific and the Caribbean The Local Construction of Disaster Risk Reduction
By Katarína Svitková
July 23, 2021
This book challenges the concept of ‘urban resilience’ by exploring its impact and limitations in three cities. Resilience has become a buzzword in science, industry, and policy, and this volume offers a fresh perspective on urban resilience as a regulatory and constitutive principle of governance ...
By Simon Hollis
October 27, 2020
This book critically examines the global diffusion and local reception of resilience through the implementation of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) programmes in Pacific and Caribbean island states. Global efforts to strengthen local disaster resilience capacities have become a staple of international...
By Mareile Kaufmann
June 07, 2017
This book traces how resilience is conceptually grounded in an understanding of the world as interconnected, complex and emergent. In an interconnected world, we are exposed to radical uncertainties, which require new modes of handling them. Security no longer means the promise of protection, but ...
By Delf Rothe
May 25, 2017
This book explores the reasons for a recent securitization of climate change, and reveals how the understanding of climate change as a security threat fuels resilience as a contemporary political paradigm. Since 2007, political and public discourse has portrayed climate change in terms of ...