In modern science, the concept of resilience has had various meanings depending on the context. Given the impact of resilience in a wide spectrum of fields, definitional issues have attracted a lot of interest. In this book , a consortium of researchers (funded by a joint European project) suggested measures to formalize the concept of resilience by following viability theory, which can also be extremely useful to design management policies in different environments.
Viability and Resilience of Complex Systems: Concepts, Methods and Case Studies from Ecology and Society (Understanding Complex Systems)
Deffuant, Guillaume and Gilbert, Nigel (eds.)
Springer-Verlag: Berlin, 2011
ISBN 9783642204227 (pb)
Reviewed by Albert Diaz-Guilera