By Derek Armitage, Fikret Berkes, Nancy Doubleday

Worldwide, governments are transferring clear of regulatory versions for governing ordinary and cultural assets. New matters with adaptive strategies, suggestions studying, and versatile partnerships are reshaping the source governance panorama. in the meantime, principles approximately collaboration and studying are converging round the concept of adaptive co-management.

This publication offers a accomplished synthesis of the center options, options, and instruments of this rising box, expert by way of a various team of researchers and practitioners with over 20 years of expertise. It deals a various set of case stories that demonstrate the demanding situations and implications of adaptive co-management pondering and synthesizes classes for usual and cultural source governance in quite a lot of contexts.

Adaptive Co-Management isn't just a well timed e-book but additionally an invaluable idea for source governance in a global marked through swift socio-ecological switch. it is going to be of curiosity to researchers, environmental practitioners, policy-makers, and scholars in fields around the political and environmental spectrum.

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Kruse and colleagues (1998) studied the relationship between user involvement and caribou management effectiveness in Alaska and northern Canada. Contrary to expectations, they found that direct user involvement in joint management boards did not increase the likelihood of cooperation. Rather, frequent and continued presence of government biologists in Native communities and the establishment of trust were the key (Kruse et al. 1998). Trust appears to be a determinant of success in many cases of comanagement; it is possibly a universal determinant.

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