The Capability of Places: Methods for Modelling Community Response to Intrusion and Change (BOK)

Sandra Wallman

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How can we assess the ability of a place to respond to challenges like migration, recession and disease? Places which seem similar can respond very differently, and with varying degrees of success, to external threats and to the interventions designed to manage them. In this magisterial work, drawing on decades of research, Sandra Wallman explores how we can measure and compare the resilience of communities, looking in detail at neighbourhoods in London, Rome and Zambia. Each locale is examined as a system which is more or less open or closed; open systems tend to be more resilient when faced with external challenges. As well as being a fascinating study in its own right, the book includes detailed accounts of the research methods used, as well as a user-friendly typology for classifying local systems, making it an invaluable tool for students, researchers and policy-makers.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Sandra Wallman
Forlag
PLUTO PRESS
ISBN 9780745331454
Antall sider 184 Dimensjoner 13,5cm x 21,5cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 249 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography, Research methods: general, Social groups

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