Interdisciplinary Resilience Mechanisms in Crisis
Dr. iur. Anne Dienelt, maître en droit (Aix-en-Provence), Dr. rer. biol. hum. Larissa Zwar, M.Sc., Dr. Henrik Thorén, Prof. Dr. Helle Rydström and Dr. Teres Hjärpe
Faculty of Law; Faculty of Medicine, Department of Health Economics and Health Services Research, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
Co-applicant university: Lund University
The InterResilience project explores different understandings of resilience, particularly in the various social science disciplines that have adopted the term. Resilience is broadly understood in terms of adaptive response(s) to stresses of different kinds. InterResilience explores the concept(s) as a framework for improved crisis management and as a means to analyze how complex adaptive systems (from the individual to social and social-ecological systems) respond to stresses such as natural catastrophes, climate change, and societal transformations that cause ruptures in local environments. Further, the project aims to identify mechanisms of resilience in different contexts, from economic crises and political instability to demographic change and public health pandemics, while also addressing how the politics of resilience tap into a neo-liberal way of conceptualizing individual responsibilities for daily life and one’s own wellbeing.