Social Resilience

Social Resilience in Different Cultural Institutional and Climatic Contexts

Social resilience means that a community, region or country recovers quickly and completely from different types of disruptions. It depends on the sensitivity of social networks in different cultural, institutional and climatic contexts.

This research theme is supported by the Future Resilient Systems (FRS) program of the Singapore-ETH Center (SEC) as well as by ETH Zurich.

Research Areas

  • Impacts on Social Resilience

    How do challenges like shifting live-work patterns impact on communities’ social resilience?

  • Digitization

    Which are the effects of digital apps on community building and social resilience?

  • Social Resilience Indicators

    Which indicators are relevant to assess the social resilience of different communities, regions or countries?

  • Social Networks in Pandemic Crises

    How do social networks change in case of a pandemic crisis? Which quantitative and qualitative changes can be observed and how do they contribute to stabilize or destabilize a social entity?

  • Social Resilience and the Covid19 Pandemic

    Is the social resilience of an entity increasing or decreasing under the conditions of a pandemic like Covid19? How do cultural, institutional and climatic conditions shape the respective changes in social resilience? A comparison of Singapore and Switzerland.

  • Trust

    (Social)trust seems to matter decisively for social resilience. What are causal factors and implications of (social) trust?