Island Studies Journal, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2007, pp. 133-140 REVIEW ESSAY: Economic Vulnerability and Resilience of Small Island States Te’o I. J. Fairbairn Samoa & Centre for South Pacific Studies University of New South Wales, Australia [email protected] Abstract This essay assesses the principles of economic vulnerability and resilience and their contribution to the study and development of small island developing states (SIDS). It is based on a detailed critical account of the contents of a recent publication - Briguglio & Kisanga (2004) - that addresses this issue. It is thus an extended book review that examines arguments central to many current mainstream considerations of small island economies. Keywords: vulnerability, small island developing states (SIDS), islands, resilience, indicators. Copyright © 2007. Institute of Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada.