An overdue alignment of risk and resilience? A conceptual contribution to community resilience

Mochizuki J, Keating A, Liu W, Hochrainer-Stigler S, & Mechler R (2017). An overdue alignment of risk and resilience? A conceptual contribution to community resilience. Disasters: 1-31. DOI:10.1111/disa.12239. (In Press)

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Abstract

A systematic review of literature on community resilience measurement published between 2005 and 2014 revealed that the profound lack of clarity on risk and resilience is one of the main reasons why confusion about terms such as adaptive capacity, resilience, and vulnerability persists, despite the effort spared to operationalise these concepts. Resilience is measured in isolation in some cases, where a shock is perceived to arise external to the system of interest. Problematically, this contradicts the way in which the climate change and disaster communities perceive risk as manifesting itself endogenously as a function of exposure, hazard, and vulnerability. The common conceptualisation of resilience as predominantly positive is problematic as well when, in reality, many undesirable properties of a system are resilient. Consequently, this paper presents an integrative framework that highlights the interactions between risk drivers and coping, adaptive, and transformative capacities, providing an improved conceptual basis for resilience measurement

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: coping, adaptive and transformative capacity, measurement, resilience, risk drivers
Research Programs: Risk & Resilience (RISK)
Depositing User: Romeo Molina
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2017 07:27
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2017 07:27
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/14733

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