Gorris, Philipp, Glaser, Marion, Idrus, Rijal and Yusuf, Andi (2019) The role of social structure for governing natural resources in decentralized political systems: Insights from governing a fishery in Indonesia. Public Administration, 97 (3). pp. 654-670. DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/padm.12586.

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This empirical research investigates whether distinct network configurations between actors facilitate or impede successful local natural resource governance in decentralized political systems. Network analysis is applied to disentangle the interaction between actors involved in a decentralized fishery governance system in Indonesia from a polycentric perspective. Using an embedded network case study design, the study examines whether common interaction patterns are observed in local study sites with more successful governance outcomes compared to study sites with less successful outcomes. Three common patterns are identified: (i) higher frequency of interaction of local actors, and (ii) stronger activity of local non‐governmental actors in the polycentric governance network are found in the sites with more successful outcomes. Furthermore, the results show (iii) a higher centralization of the local governance networks with rent‐seeking actors in strong brokerage positions where highly unsustainable resource use prevails. This points to the existence of a ‘dark side’ of brokerage.

Document Type: Article
Programme Area: PA2
Research affiliation: Social Sciences > Social-Ecological Systems Analysis
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/padm.12586
ISSN: 0033-3298
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2020 21:53
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2024 13:30
URI: http://cris.leibniz-zmt.de/id/eprint/3892

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