Power Struggle, Dispute and Alliance Over Local Resources: Analyzing ‘Democratic’ Decentralization of Natural Resources through the Lenses of Africa Inland Fisheries uri icon

abstract

  • This paper is based oil a global review of fisheries decentralization programs (co-management) in sub-Saharan Africa Partly challenging (lie current narrative. but In line with experience lit other sectors (e.g. forestry), the review shows that the outcomes of these decentralizations have not been systematically positive In most cases, fisheries co-management Called to Improve governance. but simply altered the distribution of power and responsibility amongst (lie different stakeholders lit this new political landscape, poorly designed reforms have enabled I variety of ( usual and new,) local actors to advance their own agendas, often at the detriment of the direct end-users (fisherfolk) (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved

publication date

  • 2009
  • 2009