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Risk and Resilience: International Approaches to Vulnerable Infrastructure Protection

Legrand, Timothy; Hufnagel, Saskia

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The health and vitality of society and its political and economic processes is partly a function of its capacity to withstand and rebound from internal and external risks. In recent years, governments have sought to understand and improve this capacity via the voguish concept of 'resilience'. Communities and critical infrastructure operators alike have been enjoined to increase their ability to withstand and rebound from natural and manmade hazards. The threats to the state and society are very...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorLegrand, Timothy
dc.contributor.authorHufnagel, Saskia
dc.contributor.editorUttam Kumar Sinha
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-24T22:41:55Z
dc.identifier.isbn9788182748231
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/98860
dc.description.abstractThe health and vitality of society and its political and economic processes is partly a function of its capacity to withstand and rebound from internal and external risks. In recent years, governments have sought to understand and improve this capacity via the voguish concept of 'resilience'. Communities and critical infrastructure operators alike have been enjoined to increase their ability to withstand and rebound from natural and manmade hazards. The threats to the state and society are very real. It is apparent that 'Many contemporary disasters follow the lead of complex technology, common-mode design and multifunctional use of infrastructures' (Rosenthal, 1998, p. 152). Ulrich Beck's seminal work on 'risk society' (1992) points out that the process of modernisation itself induces increased vulnerability to society. Society is, thus, increasingly beholden to what Anthony Giddens labels 'manufactured risks' (2003).
dc.publisherPentagon Press
dc.relation.ispartofEmerging Strategic Trends in Asia
dc.relation.isversionof1 Edition
dc.titleRisk and Resilience: International Approaches to Vulnerable Infrastructure Protection
dc.typeBook chapter
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
dc.date.issued2015
local.identifier.absfor169999 - Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified
local.identifier.absfor160510 - Public Policy
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4019954xPUB42
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationLegrand, Timothy, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationHufnagel, Saskia, Queen Mary University London
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage245
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage264
dc.date.updated2020-11-22T07:33:11Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationNew Delhi
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