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Resilience, Security and Sustainability. Peter Adey, Klaus Dodds and Mike Dolton. From Security to Resilience. How do we govern the future? We try to secure it: Pre-caution Pre-emption Preparedness exercise it.

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Resilience, Security and Sustainability

Peter Adey, Klaus Dodds and Mike Dolton

from security to resilience
From Security to Resilience
  • How do we govern the future?
  • We try to secure it:
    • Pre-caution
    • Pre-emption
    • Preparedness
      • exercise it
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Heavy storms have caused extreme flooding in your region, tributaries are overflowing, streets and roads are under-water

The local reservoir is threatening to break its banks

You are members of a Strategic Coordinating Group tasked with managing the potential emergency

what are you going to do now?

priorities
Priorities
  • What might your priorities be in this situation?
    • How would you establish these?
  • Who or what might be at risk in this situation?
    • How would you know?
  • What kinds of resources do you think you would need to employ?
plans and structures
Plans and Structures
  • Consult your Emergency Plans drawn from a continuous assessment of risks
    • Community Risk Registers
  • If you’re a strategic decision maker you need to liaise with those who will operationalize your decisions (silver) or tactical level
  • You might require resources and coordination from a higher regional or national level, COBRA
  • You might require expert resources and information from a variety of places in order to understand the complex consequences of this event
msc geopolitics and security option
MSc Geopolitics and Security - option

Specific option, ‘Resilience and the Governing of Emergency’

  • History
  • Political-economic context: neoliberalism, complexity sciences, deregulation and privatisation
  • Policies, plans and the State
  • Practicalities
  • Resilience is relevant for practically any organisation

and many careers

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Blog

rhulgeopolitics.wordpress.com

stabilisation levels and probability ranges for temperature increases
‘Stabilisation levels and probability ranges for temperature increases’

‘Types of impacts that could be experienced as the world comes into equilibrium with more greenhouse gases.’ (Stern, 2005;v)

Level or stock of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere:

Pre-industrial revolution 280 ppm

2005: 430 ppm

2035: 550 ppm?

global risk society what if low level radiation made you itch
Global Risk Society ... What if low level radiation made you itch?

Fukushima 2011

Pripyat post-Chernobyl

global solutions
Global solutions …..

The voles are doing well… humans? 42 to 32000 deaths? Who knows?

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Thank you

Peter Adey (peter.adey@rhul.ac.uk) Klaus Dodds (k.dodds@rhul.ac.uk) and Mike Dolton (m.dolton@rhul.ac.uk)