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Review of methods for measuring societal resilience and how they address critical infrastructures

Hassel, Henrik LU and Johansson, Jonas LU (2016) European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2016) In Risk, Reliability and Safety: Innovating Theory and Practice p.2090-2097
Abstract
The review presented in this paper aims to describe the state-of-the art concerning methods for measuring societal resilience. A literature search is conducted where 36 recently published methods are selected. Then, various questions are explored concerning the methods, such as how resilience is operationalized, how data is collected, and about their normative foundation. Several methods exist with different features, benefits and drawbacks. A majority of methods uses an indicator approach and although measurements using such methods could be comprehensive it is unclear to what extent they are able to handle the complexity of measuring societal resilience. More research is needed to explore the validity and suitability of different methods... (More)
The review presented in this paper aims to describe the state-of-the art concerning methods for measuring societal resilience. A literature search is conducted where 36 recently published methods are selected. Then, various questions are explored concerning the methods, such as how resilience is operationalized, how data is collected, and about their normative foundation. Several methods exist with different features, benefits and drawbacks. A majority of methods uses an indicator approach and although measurements using such methods could be comprehensive it is unclear to what extent they are able to handle the complexity of measuring societal resilience. More research is needed to explore the validity and suitability of different methods for different applications areas and purposes. A conclusion is also that it is surprising to find that critical infrastructures receive quite little consideration in the reviewed methods, considering that they play such an important role for the functioning of modern society. (Less)
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Societal, Resilience, Measure, Critical Infrastructures, Review
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Risk, Reliability and Safety: Innovating Theory and Practice
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Walls, Lesley; Revie, Matthew; Bedford, Tim; ; and
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8 pages
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CRC Press/Balkema
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European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2016)
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  • scopus:85016228354
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978-1-138-02997-2
978-1-315-37498-7
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10.1201/9781315374987-317
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English
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  abstract     = {The review presented in this paper aims to describe the state-of-the art concerning methods for measuring societal resilience. A literature search is conducted where 36 recently published methods are selected. Then, various questions are explored concerning the methods, such as how resilience is operationalized, how data is collected, and about their normative foundation. Several methods exist with different features, benefits and drawbacks. A majority of methods uses an indicator approach and although measurements using such methods could be comprehensive it is unclear to what extent they are able to handle the complexity of measuring societal resilience. More research is needed to explore the validity and suitability of different methods for different applications areas and purposes. A conclusion is also that it is surprising to find that critical infrastructures receive quite little consideration in the reviewed methods, considering that they play such an important role for the functioning of modern society.},
  author       = {Hassel, Henrik and Johansson, Jonas},
  booktitle    = {Risk, Reliability and Safety: Innovating Theory and Practice},
  editor       = {Walls, Lesley and Revie, Matthew and Bedford, Tim},
  isbn         = {978-1-138-02997-2},
  keyword      = {Societal,Resilience,Measure,Critical Infrastructures,Review},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {09},
  pages        = {2090--2097},
  publisher    = {CRC Press/Balkema},
  title        = {Review of methods for measuring societal resilience and how they address critical infrastructures},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/9781315374987-317},
  year         = {2016},
}