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Collaborative Resilience: Moving Through Crisis to Opportunity

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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 ...more
Paperback, 405 pages
Published October 28th 2011 by MIT Press (MA) (first published January 1st 2011)
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Bruce Goldstein
Dec 26, 2012 Bruce Goldstein rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hi - I'm the book editor, hardly an impartial source ;-). As the introduction makes clear, the book was set in motion by the shootings at Virginia Tech, but oriented to a different sort of crisis than that awful event, which took place when I was faculty there. Anything I say is colored by the fact that I get $1 for each copy sold (not ready to retire on the royalties yet...) so allow me to refer you to an impartial review in the journal Ecology and Society that may give you a better sense of ...more
Nick Klagge
Jan 16, 2012 Nick Klagge rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I picked this book up at a bookstore on a whim for two reasons. First, I've recently had some interest in the topic of system resilience through an economics blog I read. Second, reading through the introduction in the bookstore, I learned that the book grew out of a seminar on resilience that was held at Virginia Tech after the 2007 shootings.

Unfortunately, the book totally failed to grip me, though for some reason I soldiered on through the whole thing. None of the essays, first of all, had a
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