Resources, from energy to the environment, are inescapable dimensions of contemporary global politics. On them, their sustainable development, management and distribution depends the wealth of any nation.
Social and material processes do not occur in isolation: they have often dramatic effects on people whether as individuals or as populations, who develop and change, come under a variety of threats, and seek a wide range of opportunities.
Societies are sometimes faced with sudden shocks, sometimes with long-running conflict and simmering disputes, but always with the challenge of proactively responding to change. ECIA research analyses the interrelation between the risks they are exposed to, the degree of cohesion and marginalisation within them, and the resilience they can rely on in meeting both internal and external challenges.
ECIA Strategic Research Framework