RUSI JournalVolume 160Issue 6members only

Leveraging Social Capital for Resilience through Community Teams


Community teams play an essential part in emergency response, and appropriate training and procedures must be developed, as the new programmes adopted by Caribbean states demonstrate

Residents of the Caribbean islands are vulnerable to many natural hazards, which are becoming more frequent and are engendering more devastating effects. Since prevention of these events is nearly impossible, it is important to examine which factors can reduce the loss of life, enable successful recovery and generate resilience – including the impact of social capital such as social networks and interactions. Sarah T Lionel assesses the effect

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