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The chief motive of all human actions is the desire to avoid anxiety.
Ibn Hazm (994-1064)
Nemeth, C. P., Hollnagel, E. & Dekker, S. W. A. (Eds)., (2009). Resilience engineering prspectives, Volume 2: Preparation and restoration. Farnham, UK: Ashgate.
Preparation and Restoration is the second volume of Resilience Engineering Perspectives within the Ashgate Studies in Resilience Engineering series. In four sections, it broadens participation of the field to include policy and organization studies, and articulates aspects of resilience beyond initial definitions:
Preparation and Restoration addresses issues such as the nature of resilience; the similarities and differences between resilience and traditional ideas of system performance; how systems cope with varying demands and sometimes succeed and sometimes fail; how an organization's ways of preparing before critical events can enable or impede restoration; the trade-offs that are needed for systems to operate and survive; instances of brittle or resilient systems; how work practices affect resilience; the relationship between resilience and safety; and what improves or erodes resilience.