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Food Sovereignty and the Politics of Food Scarcity


Mann, A, Food Sovereignty and the Politics of Food Scarcity, Global Resource Scarcity: Catalyst for Conflict or Cooperation?, Routledge, MC Dawson, C Rosin, and N Wald (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 131-145. ISBN 9781138241022 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.4324/9781315281612


This chapter demonstrates how regional agreements emphasising cooperation and coordination enable multi-scale collaborative governance of tunas. In the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO), the tuna fishery faces two major challenges to achieving conservation and development goals: the need to collaborate because of the fugitive nature of tunas and competing interests in relation to tunas. The recovery of fisheries across the globe today is attributable, in part, to the shift towards a collaborative form of governance that engages stakeholders and interested parties. In characterising interactive governance, Sørensen et al. (2015) distinguish cooperation, coordination and collaboration. Cooperation, coordination and collaboration are evident in the attempts to govern tunas and manage scarcity within the WCPO. The interactive nature of governance arrangements in the WCPO give rise to a mode of collaborative governance that brings together multiple stakeholders, including the private sector and civil society, to enhance decision-making.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:scarcity, food security
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Communication and media studies
Research Field:Environmental communication
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:Communication not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Mann, A (Professor Alana Mann)
ID Code:150645
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Media
Deposited On:2022-06-23
Last Modified:2022-07-26

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