The role of social structure for governing natural resources in decentralized political systems: Insights from governing a fishery in Indonesia

Autor(en): Gorris, Philipp
Glaser, Marion
Idrus, Rijal
Yusuf, Andi
Stichwörter: AREAS; COASTAL; COMMUNITY; DEFORESTATION; EXCHANGE; Government & Law; MANAGEMENT; NETWORK GOVERNANCE; POLICY NETWORKS; Political Science; Public Administration; REGIMES; WATER GOVERNANCE
Erscheinungsdatum: 2019
Herausgeber: WILEY
Journal: PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Volumen: 97
Ausgabe: 3, SI
Startseite: 654
Seitenende: 670
Zusammenfassung: 
This empirical research investigates whether distinct network configurations between actors facilitate or impede successful local natural resource governance in decentralized political systems. Network analysis is applied to disentangle the interaction between actors involved in a decentralized fishery governance system in Indonesia from a polycentric perspective. Using an embedded network case study design, the study examines whether common interaction patterns are observed in local study sites with more successful governance outcomes compared to study sites with less successful outcomes. Three common patterns are identified: (i) higher frequency of interaction of local actors, and (ii) stronger activity of local non-governmental actors in the polycentric governance network are found in the sites with more successful outcomes. Furthermore, the results show (iii) a higher centralization of the local governance networks with rent-seeking actors in strong brokerage positions where highly unsustainable resource use prevails. This points to the existence of a `dark side' of brokerage.
ISSN: 00333298
DOI: 10.1111/padm.12586

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