Advanced Introduction to Resilience

Fikret Berkes ,

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Advanced Introduction to Resilience

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Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences, business and law, expertly written by the world’s leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas.

Providing a concise overview of resilience in the context of unprecedented global environmental change, this Advanced Introduction addresses the intertwined systems of people and nature. It explores ecological resilience, incorporating social science approaches and concepts, and identifies and discusses innovative ways of planning for an increasingly unpredictable future.

Key Features:

  • Identifies practical resilience-building strategies applicable to multiple areas

  • Provides an interdisciplinary discussion of the fundamentals of social and ecological resilience

  • Proposes new ways of dealing with complex environmental problems which present fundamental challenges to conventional science and technology

  • Highlights knowledge and issues concerning the resilience of Indigenous peoples across the globe, and the lessons that may be learned

Examining the concept of resilience rooted in historical analysis, from Greenland’s Vikings to the collapse of Maya civilization, this insightful Advanced Introduction will be essential reading for students and scholars of environmental studies, ecological economics, environmental and human geography, political studies, socio-economics, sociology and social policy. It includes key concepts for practitioners in the areas of climate change, development studies, disaster management, and natural resources management.

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