Chapter 1

An Emergent Means to Assurgent Ends: Societal Resilience for Safety and Sustainability

Per Becker, Marcus Abrahamsson and Henrik Tehler

Societal safety and sustainability are key challenges in our complex and dynamic world, causing growth in interest of applying the concept of resilience in broader societal contexts. This chapter presents a concept of societal resilience that builds on established theory of Resilience Engineering and operationalises the concept by presenting its purpose, required functions and a way to identify and analyse the complex network of actual forms that together achieve these functions in society. The framework for analysing societal resilience is then tested in practice with interesting results. Although ...

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