Josh BeckmanIn his paper The Theory of Graceful Extensibility: Basic rules that govern adaptive systems, David Woods borrows the term

from Elinor Ostrom to describe this property in a system of one agent being willing to lend resources to another as a necessary ingredient for resilience (emphasis mine):reciprocityWill the neighboring units adapt in ways that extend the [capacity for maneuver] of the adaptive unit at risk? Or will the neighboring units behave in ways that further constrict the [capacity for maneuver] of the adaptive unit at risk? Ostrom (2003) has shown that

reciprocity is an essential property of networks of adaptive units that produce sustained adaptability.Lorin Hochstein2 Thoughts on “Resilience Requires Helping Each Other Out”