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Title: The effects of stakeholder interactions on capacity for integrated coastal governance in Morocco and Tunisia
Author: Jobbins, Guy.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3590 792X
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2002
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In this thesis I develop a critique of multi-sectoral coastal management practices in Morocco and Tunisia. The critique, which is derived from Integrated Coastal Management as well as Kooiman's theory that interactions between socio-political actors generate the capacity to solve societal problems, raises questions about the effectiveness of coastal resource management in centralised, state-dominated governance systems such as Morocco and Tunisia. The critique demonstrates that whilst structures for vertical integration and cross-sectoral coordination within and between state organisations appear strong, they actually undermine capacity for management of dynamics and complexity in coastal systems. The restricted nature of statesociety relationships and underdeveloped nature of civil society also restrain the formation of capacity, whilst insufficient accounting for the diversity of socio-political needs further undermines governability. I characterise the governance systems in Morocco and Tunisia as authoritarian, technocratic, and imbued with socio-political constructs that inhibit the liberalisation of interactions and development of capacity. I use these findings to generate recommendations for institutional reform and reflect on the assumptions of Kooiman's theory. The research was based on 90 semi-structured interviews with state officials, civil society actors and local resource users.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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