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From the Politics of Urgency to the Governance of Preparedness: A Research Agenda on Urban Vulnerability.

Medd, Will and Marvin, Simon (2005) From the Politics of Urgency to the Governance of Preparedness: A Research Agenda on Urban Vulnerability. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 13 (2). pp. 44-49. ISSN 0966-0879

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Abstract

To date, little social science understanding has been developed about what it would mean to strategically build resilience in the context of such rich interdependencies between social, technical and natural worlds. We argue that shifts in strategies to deal with urban crises marks a turn from the politics of urgency, characteristic of crisis management, towards a governance of preparedness, characterised by strategies to build urban resilience. Social science needs to develop research agendas that critically engage with different understandings of resilience and the challenges of building resilience across different scales of urban governance.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management
Additional Information: The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com (c) Blackwell 2005.
Uncontrolled Keywords: resilience ; socio-technical systems ; governance ; preparedness ; urban vulnerability
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 417
Deposited By: Dr Will Medd
Deposited On: 05 Feb 2007
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 18:07
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/417

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