Resilience : The Governance of Complexity, Paperback / softback Book

Resilience : The Governance of Complexity Paperback / softback

Part of the Critical Issues in Global Politics series


Resilience has become a central concept in government policy understandings over the last decade.

In our complex, global and interconnected world, resilience appears to be the policy `buzzword' of choice, alleged to be the solution to a wide and ever-growing range of policy issues.

This book analyses the key aspects of resilience-thinking and highlights how resilience impacts upon traditional conceptions of governance. This concise and accessible book investigates how resilience-thinking adds new insights into how politics (both domestically and internationally) is understood to work and how problems are perceived and addressed; from educational training in schools to global ethics and from responses to shock events and natural disasters to long-term international policies to promote peace and development.

This book also raises searching questions about how resilience-thinking influences the types of knowledge and understanding we value and challenges traditional conceptions of social and political processes. It sets forward a new and clear conceptualisation of resilience, of use to students, academics and policy-makers, emphasising the links between the rise of resilience and awareness of the complex nature of problems and policy-making.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 258 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Politics & government
  • ISBN: 9780415741408

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