Crisis and Risk Network: Examining Resilience

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Examining Resilience / Crisis and Risk Network
The Crisis and Risk Network has released its latest fact sheet: “Examining Resilience: A concept to improve societal security and technical safety.” The fact sheet explains the concept of resilience in civil defense, defining resilience as a system’s ability to withstand shocks and to recover quickly.

CSS researchers Jennifer Giroux and Elgin Brunner note that many states recognize that not all threats can be averted and emphasize efforts to enhance the flexibility of technical tools as well as society as a whole. Specifically, they focus on the use of modern technologies such as mobile phones and social media in order to effectively communicate with the population. The fact sheet includes case studies and lays out implications for Switzerland’s civil defense.

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