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Disasters and communities: understanding social resilience

  title={Disasters and communities: understanding social resilience},
  author={Brigit Maguire and Patrick N. Hagan},
  journal={The Australian journal of emergency management},
Social resilience is the capacity of social groups and communities to recover from, or respond positively to, crises. In this paper, we review the multifaceted nature of social resilience, and how this capacity is thought to have various properties, notably resistance, recovery and creativity. We also discuss the idea that social groups within a community differ insofar as their levels of resilience and the threats to which they are resilient. While research in the social sciences suggests that… 

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