Resilience in disaster research: three versions
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This paper explores the concept of resilience in disaster management settings in modern society. The diversity and relatedness of ‘resilience’ as a concept and as a process are reflected in its presentation through three ‘versions’: (i) pastoral care and the role of the church for victims of disaster trauma, (ii) federal policy and the US Critical Infrastructure Plan, and (iii) the building of resilient communities for disaster risk reduction practices. The three versions aim to offer characteristic expressions of resilience, as increasingly evident in current disaster literature. In presenting resilience through the lens of these three versions, the article highlights the complexity in using resilience as an all-encompassing word. The article also suggests the need for understanding the nexuses between risk, vulnerability, and policy for the future of resilience discourse.
|Journal||Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 9 Apr 2015|
- The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences - Resilience, emergency response, critical infrastructure, pastoral care, trauma, vulnerability, Hyogo framework of action, disaster risk reduction