Evaluating the Effective of Marine Governance

This chapter describes how marine governance has become a major focus of policy and scholarly over the last 4 decades. In the face of increasingly intense human used of the coastal zones and open oceans, it is now widely accepted that the sustainable use of open oceans and coastal zones requires: (a) significant international cooperation to coordinate policies and eliminate externalities; and (b) a comprehensive ecosystem management approach to minimize or eliminate the externalities arising from the interplay of multiple activities in these areas, and the differing needs and interests of multiple users. Marine governance is a contested and political activity. The functions of effective marine governance serve to induce political will to pursue more sustainable marine governance efforts. This chapter focuses on the factors that are associated with managing marine resources in a sustainable manner, and it aims to answer the questions: “What factors contribute to better management?” and “How have international institutions contributed to better management?” This exercise is intended to develop a set of suggestive benchmarks by which specific marine management efforts may be evaluated, and also to identify some best practices by which management may be improved.

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    Global Environment Facility

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  • Authors:
    • Haas, Peter M
  • Publication Date: 2008-1


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 253-282
  • Monograph Title: Securing the Oceans. Essays on Ocean Governance. Global and Regional Perspectives

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  • Accession Number: 01142596
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9789718120224
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 2009 5:00PM