Resilience, Hardship and Social Conditions

HULYA DAGDEVIREN, MATTHEW DONOGHUE, MARKUS PROMBERGER
  • Journal of Social Policy, July 2015, Cambridge University Press
  • DOI: 10.1017/s004727941500032x

Perspectives

Dr Matthew Donoghue
University of Hertfordshire

This article lends its voice to a growing collection of work that critiques the concept of resilience as currently used in the social sciences. Resilience is a timely and useful concept, but it would benefit greatly from an increased engagement with structural conditions and socio-political, historical and ideological contexts. Currently the concept has a tendency to privilege methodologically individualist approaches that de-emphasise and delegitimise the role of collective social protection.

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The following have contributed to this page: Professor HULYA DAGDEVIREN and Dr Matthew Donoghue