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Thursday, 14 February 2019

Towards deliberative and pragmatic co-management: a comparison between inshore fisheries authorities in England and Scotland



An interesting paper written by Margherita Pieraccini and Emma Cardwell looking at the question of who should be included in the management of inshore fisheries:

In seeking to answer the question ‘who should be included in fisheries co-management?’, a constructive critique of the existing co-management literature is provided by filling the gaps of Habermas’s deliberative theory of democracy with Dewey’s pragmatism. Three conditions for ensuring democratic co-management are extrapolated from the theories: actors’ authority
over decision making (empowerment), actors’ diversity (membership), and the right to self-nomination (procedures for external inclusion). The theoretical insights developed are supported with two examples of co-management institutions for inshore fisheries in the UK: Scottish Inshore Fisheries Groups (IFGs) and English Inshore Fisheries Conservation Authorities (IFCAs).

Margherita Pieraccini & Emma Cardwell (2016) Towards deliberative and

pragmatic co-management: a comparison between inshore fisheries authorities in England and Scotland, Environmental Politics, 25:4, 729-748,
DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2015.1090372