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Reclaiming resilience back: A local turn in EU external governance

Korosteleva, Elena (2019) Reclaiming resilience back: A local turn in EU external governance. Contemporary Security Policy, . pp. 1-34. ISSN 1352-3260. (doi:10.1080/13523260.2019.1685316)

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Resilience seems to have become "the everyday" covering many aspects of our lives and the policy agenda of major international institutions. However, despite the upsurge in its popularity, are we sure we understand resilience well enough to make full use of its potential? Is resilience just about an entity and its qualities, the knowledge of which could help us improve its response to adversity? Or is it more about resilience as governance-thinking which could enable local communities to self-organize to build life they have reason to value, with external assistance as necessary? Tackling these fundamentals is important, not least to ensure that resilience is not another buzzword but an opportunity to make governance more adaptive. This article argues that resilience cannot be engineered externally, and requires local communities, aware of their own strength and capacities, to actualize their own potential in their strife for "good life," the way they specify.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/13523260.2019.1685316
Uncontrolled keywords: resilience, external governance, the local, self-governance, capabilities
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations > Global Europe Centre
Depositing User: Elena Korosteleva
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2019 19:05 UTC
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2019 14:46 UTC
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