Resilience and disaster risk reduction : an etymological journey

@inproceedings{AlexanderResilienceAD,
  title={Resilience and disaster risk reduction : an etymological journey},
  author={David E. Alexander}
}
This paper examines the development over historical time of the meaning and uses of the term resilience. The objective is to deepen our understanding of how the term came to be adopted in disaster risk reduction and resolve some of the conflicts and controversies that have arisen when it has been used. The paper traces the development of resilience through the sciences, humanities, and legal and political spheres. It considers how mechanics passed the word to ecology and psychology, and how… CONTINUE READING

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