The goal of this thesis is to study how social resilience in neighbourhoods is influenced by area specific governance programs. In particular, the governance networks of Veerkrachtig BoTu 2028 and the NPRZ are investigated. By using qualitative analysis, secondary data, six interviews with municipal actors, and four transcripts were examined. This study demonstrates how both areas face similar challenges, but the challenges are perceived differently. This results in different statements about desirability of the involvement of residents, and differences in power of the government and local actors.

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Wenda Doff, Thomas Swerts
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Hottentot, Z. (2020, July 5). Approaches and Influences on Resilient Communities. A comparative study of NPRZ and BoTu 2028. Sociology. Retrieved from