Local Resilience Forums in England

Jones, Peter ORCID: 0000-0002-9566-9393 and Comfort, Daphne (2020) Local Resilience Forums in England. Athens Journal of Social Sciences. (In Press)

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Abstract

The concept of resilience, loosely defined as the ability to withstand or to bounce back from adversity and disruption, is attracting increasing attention within the social sciences. Within the policy arena, local and community based resilience strategies are playing an important part in responses to the challenge of unpredictable and disruptive events. This short exploratory paper looks to add to the literature on community resilience by exploring the work of the Local Resilience Forums in England. The Local Resilience Forums are multi-agency partnerships made up of a range of agencies including the police authority, local authorities, the fire and rescue services, the National Health Service and the Environment Agency, that serve communities defined by the boundaries of police areas. The paper outlines definitions of resilience and of community resilience, provides an exploratory review of the characteristics and workings of the Local Resilience Forums and offers some concluding reflections on the employment of the concept at the community level and by the LRF’s.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Resilience; Local Resilience Forum; Police Authority; Measurement; Governance; England
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business and Technology
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2020 12:57
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2020 13:00
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/8153

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