No. 60: Resilience: A Tool for Preparing and Managing Emergencies
Author(s): Elgin Brunner, Jennifer Giroux
Editor(s): Daniel Trachsler
Series: CSS Analysis in Security Policy
Publisher(s): Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich
Publication Year: 2009
In recent years, the concept of resilience has gained traction; its application has expanded significantly from physical and technical systems to the organizational, social, and economic spheres. Increasing global complexity, transnational risks, and unpredictability have created an environment where ensuring security is more difficult. Resilience offers the guiding principles and modern framework to manage today's uncertain environment and can be used as a tool to strengthen emergency preparedness efforts.