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Creative Governance

Opportunities for Fisheries in Europe, 1st Edition

Edited by Jan Kooiman, Martijn van Vliet, Svein Jentoft


287 pages

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Published in 1999, Creative Governance sets out to develop new ideas on the development of Fisheries in Europe. The scholarly and political attention for fisheries in general within Europe is predominantly focused on problems of controlling catch. In this book it is not the problems of harvesting which are taken as the starting point, but opportunities in fisheries as a whole: catch, processing, market and consumption of fish and fish products. The discussion is broadened to include the management of fisheries from the perspective of governance rather than management or policy. Governance is a new and important concept currently being developed in several areas of social science, in this book the governance concept is related to the creation of new opportunities of fisheries in Europe. The combination of these two approaches is not only important for fisheries (in Europe) but also to the governance of natural resources more generally where the shift from a problem to an opportunity and from a management or a governance approach might shed new light and stimulate new actions. The book is the product of close cooperation between scholars from biological, geographical, political science, management studies and anthropological backgrounds.


’…brimming with innovative ideas and concepts; not only for fisheries specialists, but also for scholars in political science, public administration, and policy sciences looking for a persuasive and in-depth application of the governance, social learning and institutional design approaches to policy analysis.’ Professor Dr. Robert Hoppe, University of Twente, The Netherlands ’…well known experts in the ecological and policy dimensions of fisheries, offer an expanded view of governance: beyond hierarchical bureaucratic regimes of the state to incorporate markets and the more complex and illusive governance structures created by industry and community participation in management and development.’ Dr Bonnie McCay, Rutgers State University, USA

Table of Contents

Part 1: Setting the Stage 1. Rethinking the Governance of Fisheries Jan Kooiman 2. Evaluating Governance: State, Market and Participation Compared Martijn van Vliet and Wim Dubbink Part 2: Learning from Experience 3. Capturing and Culturing the Commons: Public-Private Dynamics in the Dutch Oyster and Mussel Industry Rob van Ginkel 4. Co-Governance in EU Fisheries: The Complexity and Diversity of Fishermen’s Organizations in Denmark, Spain and the UK David Symes and Jeremy Phillipson 5. Governing Aquaculture: Dynamics and Diversity in Introducing Salmon Farming in Scotland Jan Willem can der Schans 6. Adding Quality to the Fish Chain: How Institutions Matter Jan Willem van der Schans, Kaija I. Metuzals, Nynke Venema and Carlos Iglesias Malvido 7. Experiences and Opportunities: A Governance Analysis of Europe’s Fisheries Jan Kooiman Part 3: Crossing Boundaries 8. Bridging Disciplines: The Role of Scientific Advice, Especially Biological Modelling Jacqueline McGlade 9. Institutionalizing Ecological Boundaries: A Perspective from France Jean-Paul Troadec 10. Creating Co-operation in the Chain: Options for Integrating Catch and Market Martijn van Vliet and Peter Friis 11. Balancing Boundaries: Towards a Regionalized Fisheries Governance System in Spain Juan-Luis Suarez de Vivero Part 4: Fishing for Opportunities 12. Knowledge-Based Fisheries: Opportunities for Learning Svein Jentoft, Peter Friis, Jan Kooiman and Jan Willem van der Schans 13. Creating Opportunities for Action Jan Kooiman, Martijn van Vliet and Svein Jentoft.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Animals / Fish
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / State & Provincial