Network structure, diversity, and proactive resilience building: A response to Tompkins and Adger
MetadataShow full item record
Although community social networks can build resilience, and thus, aid adaptation to unexpected environmental change (Tomkins and Adger 2004), not all social networks are created equal. Networks composed of a diversity of “bridging” links to a diverse web of resources and “bonding” links that build trust strengthen a community’s ability to adapt to change, but networks composed only of “bonding” links can impose constraining social norms and foster group homophily, reducing resilience. Diversity fosters the resilience needed to adapt to unexpected change, and can also enlarge the ability to proactively make collective decisions that optimize future options.
DescriptionThe version of record of this article is available at https://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol10/iss1/resp2/.
The following license files are associated with this item:
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Blaney, Leigh (Nottingham Trent University, 2017-03)The purpose of this programme of study was to construct a theory of resilience in volunteer firefighters, a population that, despite facing intermittent and at times intense work-related stressors, is underrepresented in ...
In the face of adversity: factors affecting dropout, re-engagement and resilience among at-risk youth at an alternative high school Fryer, Lisa (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2014)This action research examined the factors contributing to dropout, re-engagement and resilience among at-risk youth in an alternative high school. The population participating in this action research were male and female ...
My story is my impact: a self-examination of personal resiliency and experiences in engaging vulnerable learners Hill, Jessica J. (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2018)This paper takes an autoethnographic approach towards inquiring into the relationships I had with my teachers during the most vulnerable years of my youth, and the impact those adults had on the development of my lifelong ...