Towards a Structural View of Resilience
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CitationClark, William C., Holling C.S., & Jones D.D. (1975). Towards a Structural View of Resilience. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-75-096
AbstractThe result of resilience is persistence: the maintenance of certain characteristic behavioral properties in the face of stress, strain and surprise. But the origins of this resilient behavior lie in the structure of the systems which concern us. Our need as policy analysts may only be one of comparative measures: Which system is more resilient? But as active designers -- as engineers, managers, or responsible policy advisors -- we need to be able to say what mechanisms or relationships make a system resilient, and what actions we can take to make it more or less so.
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