Focal Report 6: Risk Analysis
Resilience – Trends in Policy and Research
This report looks at the way selected countries define and use resilience in the area of national security, and analyzes some recent efforts to come up with metrics and measurements to assess resilience. The first part presents the results of the government monitoring: Recent policy documents from selected countries were analyzed focusing on definitions, relevance, and impact on government programs. The second part looks at recent attempts to assess and measure resilience both in academia and in national security policy. It presents and discusses a number of “pilot projects” to develop resilience indices, identifies the promises and pitfalls of measuring resilience, and discusses the prospects for further progress in this area. The third part draws on the insights of the two previous parts to discuss possible lessons for Switzerland.
© 2011 Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich
Corinne Bara, Gabriel Brönnimann