Conclusions, Public Policy Recommendations and Pathway Forward

  • Mika ShimizuEmail author
  • Allen L. Clark


This chapter is the concluding chapter on the nexus of resilience and public policy in a modern risk society, which attempts to capture key insights from all of the previous chapters. Specifically, this synthesis Chapter, drawn from systemic and overarching analyses of multi-faceted concepts of resilience, related cases and practices that transcend disciplines or sectors, is intended to promote resilient societies(see the detailed meaning in Chap.  6), with a focus on linkages in human-social-natural systems.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  2. 2.East–West CenterHonoluluUSA

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