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ERIC Number: EJ957883
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 80
ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
Connectivity and Resilience: A Multidimensional Analysis of Infrastructure Impacts in the Southwestern Amazon
Perz, Stephen G.; Shenkin, Alexander; Barnes, Grenville; Cabrera, Liliana; Carvalho, Lucas A.; Castillo, Jorge
Social Indicators Research, v106 n2 p259-285 Apr 2012
Infrastructure is a worldwide policy priority for national development via regional integration into the global economy. However, economic, ecological and social research draws contrasting conclusions about the consequences of infrastructure. We present a synthetic approach to the study of infrastructure, focusing on a multidimensional treatment of indicators of connectivity and resilience. As our study case, we adopt a tri-national frontier in the southwestern Amazon being integrated by a highway, and use survey data for rural leaders to evaluate the relationship of community connectivity to market towns and social-ecological resilience. The findings show varying relationships among different dimensions of connectivity and resilience, which bear implications regarding indicator approaches to the study of infrastructure impacts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South America