Resilience, Community, and Resilient Communities: Conditioning Contexts and Collective Action

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Marijn Meijering

Authors: R. J. Chaskin

Publication Year: 2007


Journal: Child Care in Practice

Volume: 14

Issue: 1

Categories: Resilience


This article explores the idea of community as it relates to the concept of resilience. It focuses on community both as context (local environments providing a set of risk and protective factors that have an influence on the well-being of community members) and as collective actors that can exhibit resilience in themselves by organizing and acting in response to adversity. Finally, it teases out some implications—both possibilities and limitations—of this framework for social policy and practice.


Marijn Meijering