The Sociotechnical Constitution of Resilience

A New Perspective on Governing Risk and Disaster

  • Sulfikar Amir

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Dissecting Resilience

  3. Disrupted Environments

  4. Informational Relations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Kurniawan Adi Saputro
      Pages 173-193
  5. Engineered Systems

  6. Urban Life

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 285-289

About this book


This book considers the concept of resilience in a global society where coping with the consequence and long term impact of crisis and disaster challenges the capacity of communities to bounce back in the event of severe disruption. Catastrophic events such as the 9.11 terrorist attack, the Fukushima nuclear disaster, and the volcano eruption in Central Java entailed massive devastation on physical infrastructures, and caused significant social and economic damage. This book considers how the modern sociotechnological system facilitating human activity defines how societies survive and whether a crisis will be short-lived or prolonged. Drawing on the concept of sociotechnical resilience, this book closely examines a range of events North America, Asia, Australia, and Europe. By presenting the successes and failures of sociotechnical resilience, it offers important insights and practical lessons to build better and comprehensive understandings of resilience in a real-world setting, significantly contributing to the study of disaster resilience. 


Sociotechnical Resilience Sociotechnical System and Disasters History of Disaster Reflexive Resilience Resilient Urbanism and Disaster Studies Vulnerable Infrastructures Institutional Vulnerability Hybrid Environment Disaster Expertise Risk Epistemology

Editors and affiliations

  • Sulfikar Amir
    • 1
  1. 1.Nanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

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