Handbook on Regional Economic Resilience
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Handbook on Regional Economic Resilience

Edited by Gillian Bristow and Adrian Healy

This Handbook provides a collection of high quality contributions on the state of the art in current debates around the concept of regional economic resilience. It provides critical contributions from leading authors in the field, and captures both key theoretical debates around the meaning of resilience, its conceptual framing and utility, as well as empirical interrogation of its key determinants in different international contexts.
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Chapter 15: Interpreting and defining economic resilience: regional resilience in policy practice

Margaret Cowell

Abstract

This chapter focuses on the burgeoning interest in the resilience concept in economic development policy and planning discourse. It explores the extent to which regional planning organisations in the United States have adopted the term resilience in their economic development plans and consider how resilience is defined and used within these policy documents. The chapter finds that whilst resilience is increasingly referred to and upheld as an important objective, it is poorly defined and articulated in plans. This raises questions regarding the connections between regional economic theorising and analysis and policy discourse and practice.

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