Does the concept of “resilience” offer new insights for effective policy-making? An analysis of its feasibility and practicability for flood risk management in the UK

  title={Does the concept of “resilience” offer new insights for effective policy-making? An analysis of its feasibility and practicability for flood risk management in the UK},
  author={Shengrong Gao},
The concept of resilience is increasingly applied to policy-making. However, despite its widespread use, resilience remains poorly defined, open to multiple interpretations, and challenging to translate into practical policy instruments. Three particularly problematic aspects of resilience concern its rigid conceptualisation of adaptation and learning, its de-politicised interpretation of participatory decision-making, and the ill-defined role and relevance of social vulnerability indicators… 


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