Aleksandra Bulatović Resilience and Violence

The aim of the presentation is to reflect on the relation between violence and resilience. Resilience is a fundamental human function that enables a positive outcome regardless of the difficulties, and it is also defined as a defining quality of social competence. Violence is an element of organic resilience, both individual and social. If a social practice conditions violence within a much too narrow spectrum of conflict resolution strategies, does that reduce social resilience?

Aleksandra Bulatović is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade. Her research interests are directed at unconventional security threats and policy that address those threats. In her reserach she focuses on the consequences of security policy for the modern democratic society and the international system. Aleksandra has special interest in issues of human security, which features the right to an optimal quality of life as a key concept.