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Title
Panarchy within a port setting
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Abstract
All facets of present day society are subjected to an ever increasing rise in uncertainty. Seaports are no exception. As complex clusters of industrial activity and gateways for distribution networks, they are vulnerable to external and internal shocks disrupting supply chains. This evolution forces stakeholders to ponder on sustainable development, and to foster adaptive capabilities and create opportunities. The development and further substantiation of the notion of resilience underlined the need to study how clusters and networks (should) respond to major disturbances. In this paper, we scrutinize the concept of port resilience by revisiting the Panarchy and adaptive cycle theorem of Holling (2001). The objective is to determine if this framework can be applied to a port development context. The paper outlines the literature on Panarchy and adaptive cycles and links it to ports. It also provides an overview of the general theorem and explains the value for maritime research. The framework is linked to a set of cases on port infrastructure and development.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of transport geography. - London
Publication
London : 2016
ISSN
0966-6923
Volume/pages
51(2016), p. 308-315
ISI
000375505200031
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The author-created version that incorporates referee comments and is the accepted for publication version Available from 31.10.2018
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Creation 13.11.2015
Last edited 09.06.2017
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