Resilience in ecosystemic context: evolution of the concept.

  title={Resilience in ecosystemic context: evolution of the concept.},
  author={Margaret A. Waller},
  journal={The American journal of orthopsychiatry},
  volume={71 3},
  • M. Waller
  • Published 1 July 2001
  • Psychology
  • The American journal of orthopsychiatry
The evolution of the resilience literature across diverse social science disciplines over the past two decades is reviewed and a synthesis of recent findings is offered, suggesting that resilience is a multidetermined and ever-changing product of interacting forces within a given ecosystemic context. Emerging constructions of the concept are examined, and a refined Working definition is proposed. Implications for research and practice are offered. 

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