The aim of this thesis is to investigate and analyse the elements concerned with resilient governance of municipalities towards community resilience in city neighbourhoods. Data for this study were collected within the context of a neighbourhood resilience programme in Bospolder-Tussendijken, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In-depth semi-structured interviews were conducted with six officials of the municipality of Rotterdam and one external stakeholder. In addition, secondary data – ten transcripts of interviews also done within the programme - were used. The conducted interviews were analysed, which resulted in an investigation and analysis of the elements and the relationships between the elements in this research case. On the basis of the results, it can be concluded that in comparable contexts to Bospolder-Tussendijken, inclusivity and the integrative, mobilizing and connecting capability are the most important elements of resilient governance of the local government in generating community resilience. Theoretical and practical implications of the findings are discussed.

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Wenda Doff, Erik Snel
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

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