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Title: The convergence of marine protected area policy with common pool research theory : a case study, the LoSinj Dolphin Reserve, Croatia
Author: Mackelworth, Peter Charles
ISNI:       0000 0001 3615 4325
Awarding Body: University of London
Current Institution: University College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2007
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The thesis analyses the development of negotiations for the management of the LoSinj Dolphin Reserve in Croatia. Interviews, meetings and observations were undertaken at all levels and stages of the negotiation process in order to provide a clear narrative of the development of the process. An actor orientated approach was taken to provide empirical material that could contribute to the convergence of two academic debates, common pool resource management and marine protected area policy. The LoSinj Dolphin Reserve provides a complex contextual case study with international, national, regional and local changes confusing the production of social capital to promote collective action. Development of the Croatian nation-state and its transition from State controlled to market system, coupled with conflicting issues of regional identity and local island context, and has significant impact on levels of trust and social integration. Finally a local non-government organisation provides the motivation for the designation of the Reserve and facilitation between the varying stakeholders and relevant authorities. The new paradigm of participation and co-management in protected areas for participative conservation provides for the overlaps within both commons and protected area literature. It is suggested that common pool resource scholarship can provide a framework for the development of marine protected areas, with certain contextual caveats. In turn marine protected area case studies can provide insights into other fields of commons research, particularly complex common pool resource theory.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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