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Acting local, thinking global: Globalizing resilience through 100 resilient cities

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posted on 09.12.2019 by Chris Zebrowski
This article investigates the globalization of resilience by examining a particular and prominent vehicle for the dissemination of resilience-ideas: the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) initiative. As a philanthropic initiative organized through a network of international cities, 100RC demonstrates how the spread of resilience-thinking has been facilitated by exploiting changes in the structures and processes of global governance afforded by neoliberal globalization. The analysis focuses on explicating 100RC’s animating logic of governance, which is committed to the cultivation of network connectivity. Rather than directly fostering resilience, connectivity is established as a condition under which resilience solutions can be immanently surfaced from the interactions of a diverse selection of stakeholders brought together through these networks. The article situates this governmental logic within broader changes associated with neoliberal globalization, namely: the emergence of multi-scalar governance networks, the rise of philanthrocapitalism and the inception of platform capitalism. The conclusion discusses the implications of this analysis for further study of the relation between connectivity, danger, knowledge and value contained within resilience discourses.

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  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Politics and International Studies

Published in

New Perspectives

Volume

28

Issue

1

Pages

71 - 88

Publisher

Sage

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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© The Author

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Acceptance date

05/12/2019

Publication date

2020-05-11

Copyright date

2020

ISSN

2336-825x

eISSN

2336-8268

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Chris Zebrowski . Deposit date: 5 December 2019

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