From shouting matches to productive dialogue - establishing stakeholder participation in Polish fisheries governance
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2014

Environmental governance is increasingly turning away from classic top-down hierarchical governance regimes and experimenting with more collaborative forms of governance, e.g., analytic-deliberative participation of resource users. In this paper, we examine the role of the Polish Baltic Sea Fisheries Roundtable as a multi-stakeholder platform in Polish Baltic Sea fisheries governance. The fisheries sector within a country rapidly transitioning from a centrally planned system to (pseudo) market conditions provides an illustrative case in a very difficult context. Employing an action- and learning-based approach, we participated in the initiation and institutionalisation of a process of levelling the playing field and building trust within the fisheries sector in Poland. Using Adler and Birkhoff's collaborative process model for action planning and implementation, we evaluate the approach and outcomes of this project and discuss the results in relation to the existing literature.

trust building

learning

stakeholder participation

sustainability

fisheries governance

sustainable development.

dialogue

Poland

CPM

environmental governance

analytic-deliberative participation

collaborative process model

action research

Författare

Christian Stöhr

Chalmers, Tillämpad informationsteknologi, Avdelningen för ingenjörsutbildningsvetenskap (EER)

Ilan Chabay

Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS)

International Journal of Sustainable Development

0960-1406 (ISSN) 1741-5268 (eISSN)

Vol. 17 4 403-419

Drivkrafter

Hållbar utveckling

Ämneskategorier

Pedagogiskt arbete

Kommunikationsvetenskap

Lärande och undervisning

Pedagogiskt arbete

DOI

10.1504/IJSD.2014.065328