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Resilience as Agency

Bohle, Hans-Georg, Benjamin Etzold, and Markus Keck. 2009. Resilience as Agency. IHDP Update, 2: 8-13.


This article re-frames resilience as a peoplecentred approach and highlights the importance of agency-based perspectives, taking the food system of Dhaka, Bangladesh as a

Keywords: Resilience; human agency; capabilities; human security; megacity; food systems

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