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Structural Foundations of Social Resilience


"This article aims to contribute to the theoretical development of the social resilience approach. Recognising the interface between resilience and poverty studies, it proposes a distinct role for resilience research from a critical perspective to understand the dynamics of hardship in exceptional times, such as times of socio-economic crises, rather than explaining the long-term trajectories of poverty. It then provides a conceptual framework on the structural foundations of social resilience, highlighting three components: rules, resources and power relations. The article uses the 2008 crisis and the ensuing period of austerity as a microcosm to place the discussion within a contemporary context." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

Further information


  • Dagdeviren, Hulya
  • Capucha, Luìs
  • Calado, Alexandre
  • Donoghue, Matthew
  • Estêvão, Pedro

Bibliographical information

Dagdeviren, Hulya; Capucha, Luìs; Calado, Alexandre; Donoghue, Matthew; Estêvão, Pedro (2020): Structural Foundations of Social Resilience. In: Social policy and society, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 539-552.