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Community Resilience and Oil Spills in Coastal Louisiana

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dc.contributor.author Colten, Craig E.
dc.contributor.author Hay, Jenny
dc.contributor.author Giancarlo, Alexandra
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-04T19:20:30Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-04T19:20:30Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/8572
dc.description.abstract "The persistence of communities along Louisiana’s coast, despite centuries of natural and technological hazard events, suggests an enduring resilience. This paper employs a comparative historical analysis to examine 'inherent resilience,' i.e., practices that natural resource-dependent residents deploy to cope with disruptions and that are retained in their collective memory. The analysis classifies activities taken in advance of and following a series of oil spills within Wilbanks’ four elements of community resilience: anticipation, reduced vulnerability, response, and recovery. Comparing local inherent resilience to formal government and corporate resilience enables the identification of strengths and weaknesses of these different categories of resilience. It also helps answer the questions: What forms of inherent resilience capacity existed prior to the formulation of formal contingency plans? How have communities drawn upon their own capabilities to survive without the infusion of massive external assistance? Have externally managed contingency planning procedures integrated or bypassed inherent resilience?" en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject resilience en_US
dc.subject oil industry en_US
dc.subject natural disasters en_US
dc.title Community Resilience and Oil Spills in Coastal Louisiana en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region North America en_US
dc.coverage.country United States en_US
dc.subject.sector Land Tenure & Use en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Ecology and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 17 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 3 en_US

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