Wealth, rights, and resilience: An agenda for governance reform in small-scale fisheries
- The diversity of social, ecological and economic characteristics of smallscale fisheries in developing countries means that context-specific assessments are required to understand and address shortcomings in their governance. This article contrasts three perspectives on governance reform focused alternately on wealth, rights and resilience, and argues that – far from being incompatible – these perspectives serve as useful counterweights to one another, and together can serve to guide policy responses. In order to better appreciate the diversity in governance contexts for small-scale fisheries it puts forward a simple analytical framework focused on stakeholder representation, distribution of power, and accountability, and then outlines principles for identifying and deliberating reform options among local stakeholders.
- External link to download this item: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-7679.2012.00581.x
- Journal Article
- Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd