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Resilience under Shock:
Time for a Paradigm Shift
by Dirk Holemans

By Thu 30 Apr 2020Publications
Dirk Holemans

Resilience Under Shock: Time for a Paradigm Shift, by Dirk Holemans, is published by Green European Journal.

Governments compete on the global market for medical equipment produced elsewhere. Squeezed public sectors are stretched beyond their limits and the social consequences of shutdowns reverberate across the world.

The coronavirus crisis has fundamentally questioned how society should be organised to ensure health and well-being for all. Faced with a systemic shock, the guiding principle for recovery should be resilience. Dirk Holemans sets out what it means in practice.

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Dirk is co-ordinator of the Belgian Green think-tank Oikos and co-president of the Green European Foundation. His most recent book is Freedom & Security in a Complex World (2017, GEF).