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Exploring Social Capital in Chile's Coastal Benthic Comanagement System Using a Network Approach

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dc.contributor.author Marin, Andres
dc.contributor.author Gelcich, Stefan
dc.contributor.author Castilla, Juan C.
dc.contributor.author Berkes, Fikret
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-23T14:28:55Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-23T14:28:55Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/8314
dc.description.abstract "Comanagement success relies on the proper administration of resources and on the capacity of users to establish and maintain positive social relationships with multiple actors. We assessed multifunctional relationships of small-scale artisanal fisher organizations engaged in a coastal benthic resources comanagement system in Chile to explore bridging and linking social capital, using an egocentric network approach. The formal leaders of 38 small-scale fisher organizations were surveyed to investigate (1) similarities and differences in social capital among fisher organizations and regions, and (2) possible effects of social capital levels on comanagement performance. Results show that the best performing fisher organizations are those with higher levels of linking and bridging social capital. Positive and strong correlations exist between linking social capital levels and comanagement performance variables. Importantly, fisher organizations considered to manage resources successfully consistently presented high levels of linking social capital, irrespective of variability in bridging social capital. Using egocentric networks allows understanding actors’ differences in the comanagement social structure, thus providing critical insights for improving comanagement systems." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject fisheries en_US
dc.subject social capital en_US
dc.subject co-management en_US
dc.subject artisanal fishing en_US
dc.subject coastal regions en_US
dc.subject territoriality en_US
dc.subject property rights en_US
dc.title Exploring Social Capital in Chile's Coastal Benthic Comanagement System Using a Network Approach en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region South America en_US
dc.coverage.country Chile en_US
dc.subject.sector Fisheries en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Ecology and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 17 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 1 en_US

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