Building Resilience: Social Capital in Post-Disaster Recovery

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Each year, natural disasters threaten the strength and stability of communities worldwide. Yet responses to the challenges of recovery vary greatly and in ways that aren't explained by the magnitude of the catastrophe or the amount of aid provided by national governments or the international community. The difference between resilience and disrepair, as Daniel P. Aldrich shows, lies in the depth of communities' social capital. Building Resilience highlights the critical role of social capital in the ability of a community ...

Building Resilience: Social Capital in Post-Disaster Recovery 2012, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226012889

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Building Resilience: Social Capital in Post-Disaster Recovery 2012, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226012872

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