It would be hard to find a European city that had a worse reputation than Bartovia's, with crime, rubbish, graffiti and derelict
ion featuring in every description over the last 60 years. With unemployment running at 11%, the city government essentially bankrupt, and the population actually falling as young people leave in droves, there were few bright spots in Bartovia's future. One of the few, however, is a new venture run by Sergio Leone, a nano-chemist who had returned to the city of his birth to try and made the impossible a reality.
According to this definition, resistance has three positive functions: (1) Resistance as a symptom similar to a pain signals that there is something wrong and warns people to attend to the problems behind it. (2) It serves to manage or control the distress coming from change.