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Inclusive recovery planning for incremental systemic change: A methodology, early outcomes, and limitations from the Falkland Islands' Covid‐19 recovery planning experience

Cochrane, Kate; Cornish, Flora; Murphy, Annette; Denton, Neil; Bracken, Louise

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Authors

Kate Cochrane

Flora Cornish

Annette Murphy

Neil Denton neil.denton@durham.ac.uk
Professor In Practice

Louise Bracken



Abstract

Crises do not affect populations equally but expose and exacerbate long-standing vulnerabilities and inequalities. Recovery language such as ‘build back better’, or ‘bounce forward’ has been criticised for neglecting underlying inequalities. This paper reports on the process and early outcomes of an inclusive Community Recovery Planning process for the Falkland Islands, in response to Covid-19. The Falkland Islands is home to a complex community, with close ties and short power distances (due to its small size and remoteness), with differences institutionalised in citizenship statuses and entitlements, and shaped by geopolitical tensions. We aimed to use the ‘pandemic as a portal’, seeking out previously ‘less heard’ voices, to make visible previously hidden impacts, and initiate incremental systemic change to tackle them. Community Impact Assessments evidenced specific areas of vulnerability (e.g., housing and income insecurity) and inequalities, largely shaped by differing citizenship status. In tandem with other government currents, the Community Recovery Planning process has contributed to progressive policy changes in Equalities legislation and Income Support. We offer this paper as a demonstration of our methodology for inclusive recovery planning that could be adapted elsewhere. We argue that the inclusion of previously unheard voices contributed to incremental systemic change to reduce inequalities.

Citation

Cochrane, K., Cornish, F., Murphy, A., Denton, N., & Bracken, L. (2023). Inclusive recovery planning for incremental systemic change: A methodology, early outcomes, and limitations from the Falkland Islands' Covid‐19 recovery planning experience. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 31(2), 185-197. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-5973.12428

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 9, 2022
Online Publication Date Jul 27, 2022
Publication Date 2023-06
Deposit Date Sep 1, 2022
Publicly Available Date May 23, 2023
Journal Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management
Print ISSN 0966-0879
Electronic ISSN 1468-5973
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 31
Issue 2
Pages 185-197
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-5973.12428

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