Resilience and sustainable development

  title={Resilience and sustainable development},
  author={Charles Perrings},
  journal={Environment and Development Economics},
  pages={417 - 427}
  • C. Perrings
  • Published 13 July 2006
  • Economics
  • Environment and Development Economics
This special issue results from a call for papers to address the connection between resilience and sustainability, and stems from the fact that the ecological concept of resilience has been exercising an increasing influence on the economics of development. Resilience is interpreted in two different ways by ecologists: one capturing the speed of return to equilibrium following perturbation (Pimm, 1984), the other capturing the size of a disturbance needed to dislodge a system from its stability… 
The relationship between resilience and sustainable development of ecological-economic systems
Resilience as a descriptive concept gives insight into the dynamic properties of a system. Sustainability as a normative concept captures basic ideas of inter- and intragenerational justice. In this
Quantifying the Economic Insurance Value of Ecosystem Resilience
Ecosystem resilience, i.e. an ecosystem’s ability to maintain its basic functions and controls under disturbances (Holling, 1973), draws attention to the problems of complex ecosystem dynamics and
Resilience as a Unifying Concept
In sustainability research and elsewhere, the notion of resilience is attracting growing interest and causing heated debate. Those focusing on resilience often emphasize its potential to bridge,
An attempt to clarify the resilience concept for renewed strategies of agricultural and farm modernization.
The elastic concepts of vulnerability, resilience and sustainability became core concepts in social-ecological analyses of natural resource use and management. Relationships between resilience and
Economic Resilience A new concept for policy making ?
The idea of “resilience” has in recent years gained a high level of popularity in the formulation of economic-policy objectives. Given the rapid sequence of serious crises, the rise of this concept
efining urban resilience : A review
Fostering resilience in the face of environmental, socioeconomic, and political uncertainty and risk has captured the attention of academics and decision makers across disciplines, sectors, and
Toward a Research Agenda on Transformative Resilience : Challenges and Opportunities for Post-Trauma Urban Ecosystems
9 8 Critical Planning Summer 2006 i i l l i 10 Recent years have witnessed the growth of an interdisciplinary literature that seeks to identify the indicators, measures, and processes of social and


Resilience, Adaptability and Transformability in Social–ecological Systems
The concept of resilience has evolved considerably since Holling’s (1973) seminal paper. Different interpretations of what is meant by resilience, however, cause confusion. Resilience of a system
Modelling Loss of Resilience in Agroecosystems: Rangelands in Botswana
Economists have recently begun to consider the questions raised by the ecological concept of resilience – a measure of the degree to which a system can be perturbed before it switches from one
Resilience in the Dynamics of Economy-Environment Systems
The ecological concept of resilience has begun to inform analysis of change in economy-environment systems. The linkages between resilience and the stability of dynamical systems are discussed, along
From Metaphor to Measurement: Resilience of What to What?
Resilience is the magnitude of disturbance that can be tolerated before a socioecological system (SES) moves to a different region of state space controlled by a different set of processes.
Resilience and sustainability : the economic analysis of non-linear dynamic systems
The discussion of resilience in this book relates mainly to the properties of dynamical natural systems-especially to hydrological and ecological systems. In this chapter we consider the implications
Social and ecological resilience: are they related?
This article defines social resilience as the ability of groups or communities to cope with external stresses and disturbances as a result of social, political and environmental change. This
Understanding the Complexity of Economic, Ecological, and Social Systems
The phrase that combines the two, “sustainable development,” thus refers to the goal of fostering adaptive capabilities and creating opportunities, which is not an oxymoron but a term that describes a logical partnership.
Fragmented landholding, productivity, and resilience management
  • N. Sengupta
  • Economics
    Environment and Development Economics
  • 2006
The operation of a number of non-contiguous parcels of land as a single farming unit is known as land fragmentation. It is a widespread and persistent phenomenon and, at the same time, widely