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    Towards a bridging concept for undesirable resilience in social-ecological systems

    Dornelles, A.Z. and Boyd, E. and Nunes, R.J. and Boonstra, W.J. and Delabre, Izabela and Denney, J.M. and Grimm, V. and Jentsch, A. and Nicholas, K.A. and Schröter, M. and Seppelt, R. and Settele, J. and Shackelford, N. and Standish, R.J. and Yengoh, G.T. and Oliver, T.H. (2020) Towards a bridging concept for undesirable resilience in social-ecological systems. Global Sustainability 3 (E20), ISSN 2059-4798.

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    Abstract

    Resilience is a cross-disciplinary concept that is relevant for understanding the sustainability of the social and environmental conditions in which we live. Most research normatively focuses on building or strengthening resilience, despite growing recognition of the importance of breaking the resilience of, and thus transforming, unsustainable social-ecological systems. Undesirable resilience (cf. lock-ins, social-ecological traps), however, is not only less explored in the academic literature, but its understanding is also more fragmented across different disciplines. This disparity can inhibit collaboration among researchers exploring interdependent challenges in sustainability sciences. In this article, we propose that the term lock-in may contribute to a common understanding of undesirable resilience across scientific fields.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Izabela Delabre
    Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2021 14:21
    Last Modified: 23 Jun 2021 00:55
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/43236

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