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Governance of Aquatic Agricultural Systems: Analyzing Representation, Power, and Accountability

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dc.contributor.author Ratner, Blake D.
dc.contributor.author Cohen, Philippa
dc.contributor.author Barman, Benoy
dc.contributor.author Mam, Kosal
dc.contributor.author Nagoli, Joseph
dc.contributor.author Allison, Edward H.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-23T21:48:14Z
dc.date.available 2014-01-23T21:48:14Z
dc.date.issued 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/9234
dc.description.abstract "Aquatic agricultural systems in developing countries face increasing competition from multiple stakeholders over rights to access and use natural resources, land, water, wetlands, and fisheries, essential to rural livelihoods. A key implication is the need to strengthen governance to enable equitable decision making amidst competition that spans sectors and scales, building capacities for resilience, and for transformations in institutions that perpetuate poverty. In this paper we provide a simple framework to analyze the governance context for aquatic agricultural system development focused on three dimensions: stakeholder representation, distribution of power, and mechanisms of accountability. Case studies from Cambodia, Bangladesh, Malawi/Mozambique, and Solomon Islands illustrate the application of these concepts to fisheries and aquaculture livelihoods in the broader context of intersectoral and cross-scale governance interactions. Comparing these cases, we demonstrate how assessing governance dimensions yields practical insights into opportunities for transforming the institutions that constrain resilience in local livelihoods." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject accountability en_US
dc.subject livelihoods en_US
dc.subject social-ecological systems en_US
dc.subject resilience en_US
dc.subject wetlands en_US
dc.subject stakeholders en_US
dc.title Governance of Aquatic Agricultural Systems: Analyzing Representation, Power, and Accountability en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country Bangladesh, Cambodia, Mozambique, Malawi en_US
dc.subject.sector Agriculture en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Ecology and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 18 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 4 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth December en_US

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