Introduction: Resilience—Concepts and Geography

  • Teresa de NoronhaEmail author
  • Eric Vaz
  • Hugo Pinto
Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)


Resilience, like innovation, is a term that has been increasingly used in the most recent social research for growth and development. This introductive chapter visits the very elementary roots of the concept ‘resilience’ in order to better understand its original frontiers and boundaries in the fields of psychology.


Resilience Geographies of resilience Socio-economic change European challenges Economic recovery Unemployment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EconomicsUniversity of the AlgarveFaroPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Geography and Environmental StudiesRyerson UniversityTorontoCanada

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