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Published in: Environmental Management 2/2022

18-05-2022

The Evolution of Polycentric Governance in the Galapagos Small-Scale Fishing Sector

Authors: Renato Cáceres, Jeremy Pittman, Mauricio Castrejón, Peter Deadman

Published in: Environmental Management | Issue 2/2022

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Addressing the multiple anthropogenic and non-anthropogenic factors affecting small-scale fisheries requires collaboration from diverse regions, geographical scales, and administrative levels in order to prevent a potential misfit between governance systems and the socio-ecological problems they address. While connecting actors and stakeholders is challenging, as they often hold opposing perceptions and goals, unveiling the network configurations of governance systems remains one effective way to explore collaborative alliances in light of the diverse drivers of change present in small-scale fishery systems. This study employed descriptive statistics, exponential random graph models (ERGMs), and qualitative data analysis to explore preferential attachments of new nodes to well-positioned nodes within the Galapagos small-scale fishery governance system network and the propensity of cross-sectoral reciprocity and cross-sectoral open triads formation in the network. Our findings identified significant players and network configurations that might be essential in the collaboration diffusion and robustness of the Galapagos small-scale fishery sector governance system.
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Metadata
Title
The Evolution of Polycentric Governance in the Galapagos Small-Scale Fishing Sector
Authors
Renato Cáceres
Jeremy Pittman
Mauricio Castrejón
Peter Deadman
Publication date
18-05-2022
Publisher
Springer US
Published in
Environmental Management / Issue 2/2022
Print ISSN: 0364-152X
Electronic ISSN: 1432-1009
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-022-01666-z

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