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Learning for Resilience? – Exploring Learning Opportunities in Biosphere Reserves

The interdependence of society and nature, the inherent complexity of social–ecological systems, and the global deterioration of ecosystem services provide the rationale for a growing body of literature focusing on social–ecological resilience – the capacity to cope with, adapt to … Continue reading

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Resilience Thinking – Integrating Resilience, Adaptability and Transformability

Resilience thinking addresses the dynamics and development of complex social–ecological systems (SES). Three aspects are central: resilience, adaptability and transformability. These aspects interrelate across multiple scales. Resilience in this context is the capacity of a SES to continually change and … Continue reading

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Navigating Social-Ecological Systems: Building Resilience for Complexity and Change

In the effort towards sustainability, it has become increasingly important to develop new conceptual frames to understand the dynamics of social and ecological systems. Drawing on complex systems theory, this book investigates how human societies deal with change in linked … Continue reading

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Leadership for Local & Global Resilience

I don’t believe we can continue to rely on a few good leaders and many good followers. I have taken the term follower out of my vocabulary as I don’t think there is a great need to learn how to … Continue reading

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Toward a Network Perspective of the Study of Resilience in Social-Ecological Systems

Formal models used to study the of resilience social-ecological systems have not explicitly included important structural characteristics of this type of system. In this paper, we propose a network perspective for social-ecological systems that enables us to better focus on the … Continue reading

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Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back

In this time of turbulence, scientists, economists, social innovators, corporate and civic leaders, and citizens alike are asking the same basic questions: What causes one system to break down and another to rebound? Are we merely subject to the whim … Continue reading

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Handbook of Adult Resilience

The first book to move beyond childhood and adolescence to explore processes of resilience across the lifespan, this cutting-edge volume synthesizes the best current research in the field.  Contributors offer a comprehensive examination of resilience at multiple levels of analysis, … Continue reading

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Their Voices Emerged: A Grounded Theory of Learning Resilience

This study was based on a two-part question: What are the lived experiences of African American women in the education system? and What influence have family and community had on these experiences? Through employing grounded theory techniques of memo-writing and … Continue reading

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The Social Ecology of Resilience: A Handbook of Theory and Practice

More than two decades after Michael Rutter published his summary of protective processes associated with resilience, researchers continue to report definitional ambiguity in how to define and operationalize positive development under adversity. The problem has been partially the result of … Continue reading

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Complexity Theory for a Sustainable Future

Complexity theory illuminates the many interactions between natural and social systems, providing a better understanding of the general principles that can help solve some of today’s most pressing environmental issues. Complexity theory was developed from key ideas in economics, physics, … Continue reading

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