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dc.creatorSchwarz, A.M.
dc.creatorBéné, C.
dc.creatorBennett, G.
dc.creatorBoso, D.
dc.creatorHilly, Z.
dc.creatorPaul, C.
dc.creatorPosala, R.
dc.creatorSibiti, S.
dc.creatorAndrew, N.
dc.identifier.citationGlobal Environmental Change 21(3): 1128-1140
dc.description.abstractSuccessful management of socio-ecological systems not only requires the development and field-testing of robust and measurable indices of vulnerability and resilience but also improved understanding of the contextual factors that influence societal capacity to adapt to change. We present the results of an analysis conducted in three coastal communities in Solomon Islands. An integrated assessment map was used to systematically scan the communities’ multiple dimensions of vulnerability and to identify factors affecting households’ perception about their capacity to cope with shocks (resilience). A multivariate probit approach was used to explore relationships amongst factors. Social processes such as community cohesion, good leadership, and individual support to collective action were critical factors influencing the perception that people had about their community's ability to build resilience and cope with change. The analysis also suggests a growing concern for a combination of local (internal) and more global (external) contingencies and shocks, such as the erosion of social values and fear of climate change.
dc.publisherElsevier Ltd
dc.sourceGlobal Environmental Change
dc.titleVulnerability and resilience of remote rural communities to shocks and global changes: empirical analysis from Solomon Islands
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.bibliographicCitationSchwarz, A.M. et al. (2011). Vulnerability and resilience of remote rural communities to shocks and global changes: empirical analysis from Solomon Islands. Global Environmental Change 21(3): 1128-1140
dc.description.versionPeer Review
cg.coverage.countrySolomon Islands
cg.subject.agrovocclimate change
cg.subject.worldfishcoastal communities
cg.identifier.statusLimited access
cg.identifier.ISIindexedISI indexed
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorSchwarz, A.M.
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorBéné, C.
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorBennett, G.
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorBoso, D.
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorHilly, Z.
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorPaul, C.
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorPosala, R.
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorSibiti, S.
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorAndrew, N.
cg.description.themeClimate change

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