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Collaborative Resilience: Moving Through Crisis to Opportunity
     

Collaborative Resilience: Moving Through Crisis to Opportunity

by Bruce Evan Goldstein
 

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ISBN-10: 0262516454

ISBN-13: 9780262516457

Pub. Date: 10/31/2011

Publisher: MIT Press

Crisis -- whether natural disaster, technological failure, economic collapse, or shocking acts of violence -- can offer opportunities for collaboration, consensus building, and transformative social change. Communities often experience a surge of collective energy and purpose in the aftermath of crisis. Rather than rely on government and private-sector efforts to

Overview

Crisis -- whether natural disaster, technological failure, economic collapse, or shocking acts of violence -- can offer opportunities for collaboration, consensus building, and transformative social change. Communities often experience a surge of collective energy and purpose in the aftermath of crisis. Rather than rely on government and private-sector efforts to deal with crises through prevention and mitigation, we can harness post-crisis forces for recovery and change through innovative collaborative planning.

Drawing on recent work in the fields of planning and natural resource management, this book examines a range of efforts to enhance resilience through collaboration, describing communities that have survived and even thrived by building trust and interdependence. These collaborative efforts include environmental assessment methods in Cozumel, Mexico; the governance of a "climate protected community" in the Blackfoot Valley of Montana; fisheries management in Southeast Asia's Mekong region; and the restoration of natural fire regimes in U.S. forests.

In addition to describing the many forms that collaboration can take -- including consensus processes, learning networks, and truth and reconciliation commissions -- the authors argue that collaborative resilience requires redefining the idea of resilience itself. A resilient system is not just discovered through good science; it emerges as a community debates and defines ecological and social features of the system and appropriate scales of activity. Poised between collaborative practice and resilience analysis, collaborative resilience is both a process and an outcome of collective engagement with social-ecological complexity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262516457
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
10/31/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
424
Sales rank:
1,117,412
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

About the Contributors ix

1 Introduction: Crisis and Collaborative Resilience Bruce Evan Goldstein 1

1 Understanding Collaboration 17

2 Planning Resilient Communities: Insights from Experiences with Risky Technologies Connie P. Ozawa 19

3 Leaping Forward: Building Resilience by Communicating Vulnerability Moira L. Zellner Charles J. Hoch Eric W. Welch 39

4 Complex Systems, Anticipation, and Collaborative Planning for Resilience Sanda Kaufman 61

5 The Study of Slow Jana Carp 99

6 Creating the Climate Change Resilient Community John Randolph 127

II Collaborative Resilience Case Studies 149

A Reaching Consensus 151

7 Conflict and Collaboration in Defining the "Desired State": The Case of Cozumel, Mexico Luis A. Bojorquez-Tapia Hallie Eakin 153

8 Getting to Resilience in a Climate-Protected Community: Early Problem-Solving Choices, Ideas, and Governance Philosophy Edward P. Weber 177

9 Collaborative Planning to Create a Network of Fisherfolk Organizations in the Caribbean Patrick McConney Terrence Phillips 207

10 Collective Transitions and Community Resilience in the Face of Enduring Trauma E. Franklin Dukes Jill Williams Steven Kelban 231

B Advocating Change 253

11 Fostering Collaborative Resilience through Adaptive Comanagement: Reconciling Theory and Practice in the Management of Fisheries in the Mekong Region Robert Arthur Richard Friend Melissa Marschke 255

12 Resilient Politics and a Place-Based Ethics of Care: Rethinking the City through the District Six Museum in Cape Town, South Africa Karen E. Till 283

13 Shadow Networks, Social Learning, and Collaborating through Crisis: Building Resilient Forest-Based Communities in Northern Ontario, Canada Ryan Bullock Derek Armitage Bruce Mitchell 309

14 Collaborating for Transformative Resilience: Shared Identity in the U.S. Fire Learning Network Bruce Evan Goldstein William Hale Butler 339

15 Conclusion: Communicative Resilience Bruce Evan Goldstein 359

Index 373

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