Local streams and global tides - Understanding coastal marine governance in Fiji and Solomon Islands

  • This PhD thesis contributes to understanding coastal marine governance in Fiji and Solomon Islands. It examines community-based marine resource management (CBMRM) approaches based on customary marine governance systems, while also considering interactions with the national governance frameworks for coastal fisheries in both countries. Based on qualitative research methods and analysis, this study uses a range of conceptual and analytical lenses. A social-ecological system (SES) perspective serves to identify key contextual factors and actors that influence the governance of coral-reef SESs. A gender lens is used to distill women’s and men’s differentiated roles and participation in marine resource use and governance. Furthermore, this study ascertains drivers of local (non-) compliance with and enforcement of CBMRM. Finally, a legal pluralism perspective is taken to scrutinize the interactions across the different governance systems in place, i.e., customary governance systems and the national governance systems for coastal fisheries. Overall, this thesis aims to address the challenge of how to sustainably use and manage marine (coral reef) resources in Fiji and Solomon Islands. It identifies points of leverage to improve coastal marine governance that are relevant both for policy and practice, and which may be useful for the local, national and subnational levels.

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Publishing Institution:IRC-Library, Information Resource Center der Jacobs University Bremen
Granting Institution:Jacobs Univ.
Author:Janne Rika Rohe
Referee:Achim Schlüter, Sebastian Ferse, Manfred Hinz, Bavinck Maarten
Advisor:Achim Schlüter
Persistent Identifier (URN):urn:nbn:de:gbv:579-opus-1008174
Document Type:PhD Thesis
Language:English
Date of Successful Oral Defense:2018/08/06
Date of First Publication:2018/08/23
Academic Department:Social Sciences & Humanities
PhD Degree:Political Science
Focus Area:Diversity
Other Countries Involved:The Netherlands
Other Organisations Involved:Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT)
Call No:2018/17

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