Show simple item record Welsh, Marc 2015-05-27T21:01:36Z 2015-05-27T21:01:36Z 2014-03
dc.identifier.citation Welsh , M 2014 , ' Resilience and responsibility: Governing uncertainty in a complex world ' Geographical Journal , vol 180 , no. 1 , pp. 15-26 . DOI: 10.1111/geoj.12012 en
dc.identifier.issn 0016-7398
dc.identifier.other PURE: 5544664
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 5798e604-7d33-4ffb-b89c-07429f943d91
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 84892973218
dc.description Welsh, M. (2014). Resilience and responsibility: Governing uncertainty in a complex world. Geographical Journal, 180 (1), 15-26 Selected by the RGS-IBG as one of twelve papers from Area, The Geographical Journal and Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, for inclusion in the May 2013 Virtual Issue on the theme of the annual conference, titled "New geographical frontiers". These virtual issues collect exemplar papers together with "particular reference to public debates, policy-orientated agendas and notions of ‘relevance’" en
dc.description.abstract ‘Resilience’ has risen to prominence across a range of academic disciplines and political discourses. Situating resilience theories in historical context the paper argues that the resilience discourse of complex adaptive systems, for all its utility as a means for conceptualising and managing change, is allied with contemporary governmental discourses that responsibilise risk away from the state and on to individuals and institutions. Further, in arguing that resilience theories originate in two distinct epistemological communities (natural and social science) in its mobilisation as a ‘boundary object’ resilience naturalises an ontology of ‘the system’. Resilience approaches increasingly structure, not only academic, but also government policy discourses, with each influencing the development of the other. It is argued that by mobilising ‘the system’ as the metaconcept for capturing socio-natural and socio-economic relations resilience theories naturalise and reify two abstractions: firstly, the system itself – enrolling citizens into practices that give it meaning and presence; secondly, the naturalisation of shocks to the system, locating them in a post-political space where the only certainty is uncertainty. With reference to an emerging governmentality through resilience, this paper argues for a critical interrogation of plural resilience theories and wonders at their emancipatory possibilities. en
dc.format.extent 12 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Geographical Journal en
dc.rights en
dc.subject resilience en
dc.subject risk en
dc.subject responsibility en
dc.subject complex systems en
dc.subject governance en
dc.subject governmentality en
dc.title Resilience and responsibility: Governing uncertainty in a complex world en
dc.type /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/researchoutputtypes/contributiontojournal/article en
dc.description.version authorsversion en
dc.contributor.institution Department of Geography and Earth Sciences en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en 25-01-20

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