Political Participation and Long-Term Resilience in Pre-Colombian Societies

Disaster Prevention and Management Vol/Iss. 26(3) Emerald Publishing Limited Published In Pages: 314-329
By Peregrine, Peter N.


The present study investigates whether there is resilience variability following climate-related disasters in societies that are corporate-oriented, which promote participatory and inclusive structures, and exclusionary-oriented, which limit political authority and power. The findings offer modest support for social resilience theory that more flexible (i.e. more participatory) societies would be more resilient after a disaster than less flexible societies. Although only 5 of 14 correlations are significant, the direction is significant by a binomial sign test.


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