Resilience and Governance

  • Igor Linkov
  • Benjamin D. Trump
Part of the Risk, Systems and Decisions book series (RSD)


After understanding the definitions and fundamentals of resilience, a natural extension includes how resilience is applied within the theory and practice of governance. As with any philosophy or analytical practice, resilience does not exist in a vacuum, and instead is applied alongside complementary practices of industry requirements and best practices of analyzing and managing risk. In this chapter, we unpack the critical questions of (a) what does resilience governance entail and (b) how has resilience been discussed and onboarded in various governing paradigms and practices in the United States and internationally? While current scholarly discussion in this area is limited, we can deduce governing procedures and priorities from various government agency policy documents and statements, as well as similar guiding principles laid out by industry, to indicate where resilience governance might be headed in the near-term future.


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  • Igor Linkov
    • 1
  • Benjamin D. Trump
    • 1
  1. 1.US Army Corps of EngineersConcordUSA

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