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Balance: A Critical Principle in the Design of a Decentralized Decision Process

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dc.contributor.author Murray, Alan R. en_US
dc.contributor.author Smith, Bruce L. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:41:12Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:41:12Z
dc.date.issued 1991 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-09-02 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-09-02 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/1973
dc.description.abstract "A proposal for stakeholder involvement in fisheries management and decision making as the central strategy for fisheries management in Saskatchewan in the 1990s underwent public review between September 1990 and June 1991. The strategy was presented in broad, general terms, without proposing specific implementation details. Seven principles were suggested as a framework for local co-management structures and initiatives. Positive public response was strong, however some concern was raised about the lack of specific detail. This paper presents a brief case study of the recent Saskatchewan experience with public consultation regarding the establishment of a cooperative, decentralized decision process. Initial government rationale is presented, and public response discussed. The relationship between stability and equity provided by a central framework and flexibility and responsiveness of a cooperative localized process is considered. The paper concludes with a description of the actions proposed by the authors to find the balance required for a decision process which combines the stability and equity of a central framework with the flexibility and responsiveness of decentralization." en_US
dc.subject fisheries en_US
dc.subject decentralization en_US
dc.subject co-management en_US
dc.subject participatory management en_US
dc.subject IASC en_US
dc.title Balance: A Critical Principle in the Design of a Decentralized Decision Process en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.coverage.region North America en_US
dc.coverage.country Canada en_US
dc.subject.sector Fisheries en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Common Property Conference, the Second Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates 26-30 September, 1991 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Winnipeg, Manitoba en_US

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