Life, Fish and Mangroves: Resource Governance in Coastal Cambodia (Governance Series)

Life, Fish and Mangroves: Resource Governance in Coastal Cambodia (Governance Series)

By: Melissa Marschke (author)Paperback

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In Life, Fish and Mangroves, Melissa Marschke explores the potential of resource governance, offering a case study of resource-dependent village life. Following six households and one village-based institution in coastal Cambodia over a twelve-year period, Marschke reveals the opportunities and constraints facing villagers and illustrates why local resource management practices remain delicate, even with a sustained effort. She highlights how government and business interests in community-based management and resource exploitation combine to produce a complex, highly uncertain dynamic. With this instructive study, she demonstrates that in spite of a significant effort, spanning many years and engaging many players, resource governance remains fragile and coastal livelihoods in Cambodia remain precarious.

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Melissa Marschke is assistant professor at the School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa. Her research centres on human-environment relations, with a particular focus on resource governance, livelihoods and social-ecological change. She has been researching fisheries and resource governance issues in Cambodia since 1998.


Prologue Introduction Chapter 1: Desiring local resource governance Chapter 2: Governing a coveted resource Chapter 3: Life in a resource-dependent village, 1998 to 2010 Chapter 4: Villagers pursuing local resource governance, 1998 to 2010 Chapter 5: Resource governance across administrative units Chapter 6: Probing the failures Conclusion: Resource governance at the margins References Notes

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/01/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780776607726
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 194
  • ID: 9780776607726
  • weight: 311
  • ISBN10: 0776607723

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