(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Resilience thinking meets social theory : situating social change in socio-ecological systems (SES)

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)



The concept of resilience in ecology has been expanded into a framework to analyse human-environment dynamics. The extension of resilience notions to society has important limits, particularly its conceptualization of social change. The paper argues that this stems from the lack of attention to normative and epistemological issues underlying the notion of ‘social resilience’. The AA. suggest that critically examining the role of knowledge at the intersections between social and environmental dynamics helps to address normative questions and to capture how power and competing value systems are not external to, but rather integral to the development and functioning of SE


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in human geography / ISSN 0309-1325

Editor : Arnold, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 36, no4 [pp. 475-489]



Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1177/0309132511425708

Tous droits réservés © Prodig - Bibliographie Géographique Internationale (BGI), 2013
Refdoc record number (ud4) : 26847070 : Permanent link - XML version
Powered by Pxxo