Friday, December 18, 2015

5 Social Mechanisms of Resilience

During my dissertation work, I took up the challenge presented by Berkes and Folke to identify additional social mechanisms that contribute to social-ecological system resilience. In that and subsequent work, I have identified at least 5 mechanisms that contribute to resilience, especially in times of crisis like disaster or war, or what I have called Red Zones. These mechanisms were discussed in depth during a lecture I gave for the Civic Ecology MOOC. Below is a video of that lecture.