Local Resources and Distal Decisions: The Political Ecology of Resilience

  • Dorothy Bottrell
  • Derrick Armstrong


This chapter examines the resilience of young people as they cope with processes of school exclusion, placement as students with emotional and behavioral difficulties (EBDs), and interactions with the criminal justice system. The authors report findings from a qualitative study in the United Kingdom called “Pathways Into and Out of Crime: Risk, Resilience and Diversity” that showed links between criminality, school experiences, and coping.


Young People School Engagement Special School Social Ecology Political Ecology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Education and Social WorkUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)University of SydneySydneyAustralia

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