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Adaptation and Survival, or Conflict and Division: Different Reactions to a Changing Common Property Resource Institution in a South Indian Fishery

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dc.contributor.author Coulthard, Sarah en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:36:14Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:36:14Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007-06-18 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007-06-18 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10535/1361
dc.description.abstract "Community adaptation to environmental and social change has often been a catalyst for evolution in common property resource (CPR) institutions. With increasing fragility of many traditional forms of natural resource management, understanding how communities are further reacting to, and evolving with, change in common property resources and the institutions that govern them, is vital if appropriate management support is to be established. Ultimately, our ability to evolve with change predetermines our ability to cope with change and fosters greater socioecological resilience. Similar arguments are being echoed throughout debates on the human- environment interface. As we face imminent global environmental change, important questions are being asked as to how we can cope and adapt to live with change - and what might restrict that capability. Using a case study of traditional fisheries management in South India, this paper documents a changing CPR management institution and the reactions of the local fishing society to those changes. The Padu system, a traditional common property resource institution, has defined fishing access rights in coastal communities throughout South India and Sri Lanka over many generations. Despite a substantial geographical reach, relatively little is understood about how the Padu system is changing under multiple pressures; even less is understood about how affected fishing societies are surviving the change. Pulicat lake, India's second largest coastal lagoon and an important artisanal fishery, provides a useful setting in which to explore changes in the Padu system, which, still governed by local people, represents the dominant form of fisheries management in the lake." en_US
dc.subject IASC en_US
dc.subject common pool resources en_US
dc.subject fisheries en_US
dc.subject adaptation en_US
dc.subject conflict en_US
dc.subject environmental change en_US
dc.subject social change en_US
dc.subject resilience en_US
dc.title Adaptation and Survival, or Conflict and Division: Different Reactions to a Changing Common Property Resource Institution in a South Indian Fishery en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country India en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.subject.sector Fisheries en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth June en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Survival of the Commons: Mounting Challenges and New Realities, the Eleventh Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates June 19-23, 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Bali, Indonesia en_US
dc.submitter.email elsa_jin@yahoo.com en_US


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