Social Capital, Resilience And Adaptation On Small Islands: Climate Change On The Isles Of Scilly by Jan Petzold

Social Capital, Resilience And Adaptation On Small Islands: Climate Change On The Isles Of Scilly

byJan Petzold

Hardcover | April 1, 2017

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The book deals with the role of social capital regarding its potential to increase small islands'' adaptive capacity to climate change. The case study of the Isles of Scilly, UK, shows how social structures can play a very important role for climate change adaptation. It is argued that social features have to be understood in a non-deterministic and potentially ambivalent manner, according to their place-specific geographical, cultural and historical context. Only then, risk management and adaptation strategies can succeed and function in a sustainable way. 

The findings have relevance for the further refinement of social capital theory and social emergence. Combined with the perspective of resilience, this approach is also relevant from a policy standpoint, given that small islands have been identified as hotspots not only due to their vulnerability, but also because they serve as examples for media and politics to advance the agenda of environmental protection. >

Jan Petzold is a geographer trained at the University of Hamburg, Germany, and specialised on human-nature interactions in coastal zones and small islands. In his PhD research he analysed the potential and limitations of social capital for adaptability to climate change on the Isles of Scilly, UK. Besides his research in the United Kin...
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Title:Social Capital, Resilience And Adaptation On Small Islands: Climate Change On The Isles Of ScillyFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:195 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inShipping dimensions:195 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inPublished:April 1, 2017Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319522248

ISBN - 13:9783319522241

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.- 1 Introduction.- 2 Climate Change: Impacts, Uncertainties and Adaptation.- 3 Social Capital and Small-Island Resilience.- 4 Designing Small Island Research.- 5 Climate Change and Community Action on the Isles of Scilly.- Social Capital as a Factor for Resilience.- Conclusions.- Appendix A: Costal Vulnerability Maps of the Isles of Scilly.- Appendix B: Topographic Maps of the Isles of Scilly.