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An emergent means to assurgent ends: Community resilience for safety and sustainability

Becker, Per LU ; Abrahamsson, Marcus LU and Tehler, Henrik LU (2011) Resilience Engineering Symposium, 2011 p.29-35
Abstract
Societal safety and sustainability are key challenges in our complex and dynamic world, causing growth in interest of applying the concept of resilience in broader societal contexts. This paper presents a concept of Community Resilience that builds on established theory of Resilience Engineering and operationalises the concept by presenting its purpose, required functions and a way to identify and analyse the complex network of actual forms that together achieve these functions in society. The framework for analysing Community Resilience is then tested in practice with interesting results. Although the framework has challenges and limitations, the Resilience Engineering approach to Community Resilience seems to be a both conceptually and... (More)
Societal safety and sustainability are key challenges in our complex and dynamic world, causing growth in interest of applying the concept of resilience in broader societal contexts. This paper presents a concept of Community Resilience that builds on established theory of Resilience Engineering and operationalises the concept by presenting its purpose, required functions and a way to identify and analyse the complex network of actual forms that together achieve these functions in society. The framework for analysing Community Resilience is then tested in practice with interesting results. Although the framework has challenges and limitations, the Resilience Engineering approach to Community Resilience seems to be a both conceptually and pragmatically fruitful path to follow. (Less)
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resilience, safety, sustainability, resilience engineering, systems, sustainability science, risk, disaster
host publication
Proceedings of the fourth resilience engineering symposium
editor
Hollnagel, E.; Rigaud, E.; Besnard, D.; ; and
pages
6 pages
publisher
Resilience Engineering Association
conference name
Resilience Engineering Symposium, 2011
conference location
Sophia Antipolis, France
conference dates
2011-06-08 - 2011-06-10
ISBN
9782911256479
language
English
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yes
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  abstract     = {Societal safety and sustainability are key challenges in our complex and dynamic world, causing growth in interest of applying the concept of resilience in broader societal contexts. This paper presents a concept of Community Resilience that builds on established theory of Resilience Engineering and operationalises the concept by presenting its purpose, required functions and a way to identify and analyse the complex network of actual forms that together achieve these functions in society. The framework for analysing Community Resilience is then tested in practice with interesting results. Although the framework has challenges and limitations, the Resilience Engineering approach to Community Resilience seems to be a both conceptually and pragmatically fruitful path to follow.},
  author       = {Becker, Per and Abrahamsson, Marcus and Tehler, Henrik},
  editor       = {Hollnagel, E. and Rigaud, E. and Besnard, D.},
  isbn         = {9782911256479},
  keyword      = {resilience,safety,sustainability,resilience engineering,systems,sustainability science,risk,disaster},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Sophia Antipolis, France},
  pages        = {29--35},
  publisher    = {Resilience Engineering Association},
  title        = {An emergent means to assurgent ends: Community resilience for safety and sustainability},
  year         = {2011},
}