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Resilience, Community Action and Social Transformation




Guide for creation of resilient societies published

The book "Resilience, Community Action and Social Transformation: People, Place, Practice, Power, Politics & Possibility" by Thomas Henfrey, Gesa Maschkowski and Gil Penha-Lopes is a unique collection bridging research, theory and practical action to create more resilient societies. It includes accounts from people and organisations at the front line of efforts to build community resilience, cutting edge theory and analysis from engaged scholar-activists, and commentary from sympathetic researchers, including the head of Wuppertal Institute's Berlin office, Maja Göpel.

Its content ranges from first hand accounts of the Transition Movement in the UK, Canada and Spain, theoretical reflections on resilience theory from Transition Network, challenges to accepted ideas of resilience in politics and sustainability practices, the shifts in mindsets and perspectives required for transitions to sustainability, and post-colonial perspectives on Transition.

You can preorder the book, which is published in April 2017, now.

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