RESILIENCE CASE STUDIES
This section of the Collaborative is for members to share Case Studies and Conceptual/Theoretical Papers related to Sustainability, Resilience and Tourism.
Shared items should make an effort to address all three of these areas, though all contributions will be considered for inclusion. Our intention is to organized these papers according the the framework outlined in the figure to the right.
Most journal and book publishers consider pre-publication versions of published papers to be uploaded to this site without copyright infringement.
Preferred Submission Format
CASE STUDY FORMAT
The format of the actual case study (body text) is open to the author's discretion. However, the suggested format is:
If you require some guidelines or insights, the following non-tourism sources may be helpful:
Note: Use the "References" page to submit a URL (website link)
Assessing Community Resilience
Applying resilience thinking: Seven principles for building resilience in social-ecological systems (pdf) - This document serves as the basic guide to the key indicators for assessing community resilience. The 7 Principles that this document outlines are the degree to which a community:
Community Resilience and Tourism
Scale, change and resilience in community tourism planning - outlines one way of understanding the relationships between resilience and community tourism. The first figure, below, provides an overview of this relationship. The vertical scale ranges from from tourism sites (under the management of individual entrepreneurs, for example) to community, regional and even global scale interests. The horizontal scale transitions from slow to fast change in social and natural environments. The primary resilience issues faced by the four categories are indicated on the right side.
Note that while these are shown as four discrete categories, they are actually four core models with broad transitions between them in which a particular case study example may focus.
The second figure, below, further extends the basic outline above, by distinguishing between the primary drivers of change being either internal (mostly for site dynamics) or exogenous (and requiring more collective community action). The idea of slow and fast variables is also introduced, with slow variables often being considered more fundamental (or "controlling") of responses exhibited through fast variable changes.
This figure provides generalized examples of the types of case studies that might fit each of the four categories.