The 'turn to capacity' in vulnerability research

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    Abstract

    Linking the internal cognitive attributes of capacity to the more instrumental and political dimensions of agency is one of the next challenges in vulnerability research. The concept of social learning and critical reflection and their association with collective action hold promise. The 'turn to capacity' in vulnerability research may be the best way to mobilise this recognition for the structural and transformative changes that are so necessary to address vulnerability at its roots.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationApplied Studies in Climate Adaptation
    PublisherWiley-Blackwell
    Pages225-230
    Number of pages6
    Volume9781118845011
    ISBN (Electronic)9781118845028
    ISBN (Print)9781118845011
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Dec 31 2014

    Keywords

    • Cognitive attributes
    • Vulnerability research

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Environmental Science(all)

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    Eakin, H. (2014). The 'turn to capacity' in vulnerability research. In Applied Studies in Climate Adaptation (Vol. 9781118845011, pp. 225-230). Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118845028.ch25