Resilience Studies

The concept of resilience originates refers to the capacity of systems to absorb shocks and recover an equilibrium position, different (bounce forward) or not (bounce back) from the initial one (Duit 2016). Resilience studies examine how governance systems react to crisis situations, of natural or human origin.

Anaïs Valiquette L’Heureux chairs the Resilience Studies track. She asks research questions related to the adaptation to climate change, in terms of scientific and developmental paradigms, the reaction to climate crisis, immediate but also at longer term through leaning.

Loredana Nada Elvira Giani and her colleagues focus on the cost-effectiveness of precautionary measures in the environmental sector. They call for papers addressing the participative decision-making of emergency regulations, evaluating its effectiveness, and posing a remedial logic as policy alternative.

Masao Kikuchi focuses on large-scale disasters, where the capacity of governments is outstripped, requiring involvement of multiple stakeholders: other government and actors. He calls for contributions emphasizing necessary conditions for collaborative disaster governance, with a special focus on cross-border climate disasters.

Lichia Saner-Yiu and her colleagues focus on the interaction between two global trends: global warming and population ageing. Climate change could disproportionally affect elderly people. Both set increased demand for public services and could be in competition. Papers and presentations examining public service delivery to ageing population in a climate change context are called for.