What is “resilience” anyways? Brand and Jax (2007) argue that “the original descriptive and ecological meaning of resilience is diluted as the term is used ambiguously and in a very wide extension.” An excellent journal that I regularly keep up to date on is Ecology and Society. In their paper “Focusing the meaning(s) of resilience: resilience as a descriptive concept and a boundary object”, Brand and Jax provide a comprehensive review of the concept of resiliency.
Table 1 in the paper summarizes 35 years of typology around the definition of resilience.
Brand, F. S., and K. Jax. 2007. Focusing the meaning(s) of resilience: resilience as a descriptive concept and a boundary object. Ecology and Society 12(1): 23. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol12/iss1/art23/