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dc.contributor.authorAswani, Shankar
dc.contributor.authorAlbert, Simon
dc.contributor.authorLove, Mark
dc.description.abstractIn recent years, Fiji's approach of combining traditional systems of community-based coastal management and modern management systems has become a successful blueprint for marine conservation, particularly the Locally Managed Marine Area (LMMA) network model. As a result of this success, conservation practitioners have imported the Fiji LMMA model to the Solomon Islands and in Vanuatu in hope of replicating the purported success attained in Fiji. This paper argues that because tenure systems and associated political systems in Fiji, the Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu are substantially different, one cannot simply extrapolate the more centralized tenurial and political Fiji model to the decentralized tenurial and politically eclectic Solomons and Vanuatu. This paper provides an analysis of some of the various approaches used in these countries to make a case for why socio-political diversity and historical particulars matter to resource management and conservation-in-practice (and for any development interventions). By examining examples of various nested and polycentric governance approaches—family, community, tribal, confederations, local community-based organizations (CBOs), and Church—it elucidate not only some of the differences between Fiji and Solomon Islands/Vanuatu, but also between Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands. This provides critical insights into some of the myriad of factors impinging on conservation aspirations in these countries and may offer some alternative ways forward not currently considered by conservation practitioners. Finally, the paper provides some guidelines to how to increase the long-term success of marine conservation programs for fisheries management and community-based management initiatives in the region.
dc.publisherELSEVIER SCI LTD
dc.relation.ispartofjournalMarine Policy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical science
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsEnvironmental Studies
dc.subject.keywordsInternational Relations
dc.titleOne size does not fit all: Critical insights for effective community-based resource management in Melanesia
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationAswani, S; Albert, S; Love, M, One size does not fit all: Critical insights for effective community-based resource management in Melanesia, Marine Policy, 2017, 81, pp. 381-391
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gro.griffith.authorLove, Mark W.

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