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Zionism and its Discontents
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The Capability of Places
Methods for Modelling Community Response to Intrusion and Change

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How can we assess the ability of a place to respond to challenges like migration, recession and disease? Places which seem similar can respond very differently, and with varying degrees of success, to external threats and to the interventions designed to manage them.

In this magisterial work, drawing on decades of research, Sandra Wallman explores how we can measure and compare the resilience of communities, looking in detail at neighbourhoods in London, Rome and Zambia. Each locale is examined as a system which is more or less open or closed; open systems tend to be more resilient when faced with external challenges.

As well as being a fascinating study in its own right, the book includes detailed accounts of the research methods used, as well as a user-friendly typology for classifying local systems, making it an invaluable tool for students, researchers and policy-makers.

About The Author

Sandra Wallman is an Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at University College London. She is the author of Kampala Women Getting by: Wellbeing in the Time of AIDS and Eight London Households.

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