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    Guest editorial introduction: critical reflections on governance and 'resilience' in small island contexts

    Foley, Aideen and Moncada, S. (2021) Guest editorial introduction: critical reflections on governance and 'resilience' in small island contexts. [Editorial/Introduction]

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    Climate policy documents and national plans of small island states and subnational jurisdictions frequently reference the need for ‘resilience’. Yet, definitions of ‘resilience’ vary across disciplines, and depend on one’s cultural lens. Furthermore, climatic trends and events are often not the only challenges facing island communities; they occur alongside political, economic, social, and cultural change and events, giving rise to context- specific and interlinked vulnerabilities, which in turn require tailored and thoughtful solutions. This special section seeks to reflect on what the concept of 'resilience' means in island contexts, how it is deployed, and the dynamics of governance and decision making for 'resilience'. Drawing on the papers in this special section, we suggest that there are several points of ‘creative tension’ in resilience discourse. Identifying the gaps between ‘resilience’ as currently conceptualised, and what could be, helps us move towards more equitable and just resilience.


    Item Type: Editorial/Introduction
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Aideen Foley
    Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2023 16:19
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:13


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