In a global scenario where it is assumed that risks and dangers are beyond our control, resilience comes into play, as a sort of code of conduct, to empower fragile states and vulnerable individuals, leveraging their ability to adaptation and absorption of damage. Adaptation is one of the cardinal virtues of neoliberalism and constitutes the conceptual core of the political signification of resilience. Individuals have to face the changes that derive from a constantly changing system, in which they act without any protective net, exercising an adaptive logic that shapes their subjectivities and declines them according to different degrees of flexibility. Resilience has now become the salient feature of development cooperation policies, in which the forms of abandonment, produced by the dismantling of welfare systems and the demobilization of international organizations, are narrated as strategies of empowerment and self-responsibility.
|Number of pages||188|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|