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Title Trust and marine governance
Period 01 / 2008 - 12 / 2010
Status Completed
Dissertation Yes
Research number OND1336210

Abstract

This PhD-research investigates changing relationships of mutual trust between the main actors (policy makers, NGOs, industry and scientists) in the Dutch Fisheries Industry.
Several changes have taken place in the Dutch fisheries sector since the 1970s. These changes are referred to as processes of Political Modernisation and concern among others:

- A shift from government to governance
- International regulations regarding sustainability
- Increasing cooperation between state, market and civil society

These developments have led to new innovative policy arrangements. In these arrangements new forms of trust (e.g. active) also emerge.

Research objectives:
The central question of this research is the following:
How do relationships of trust and forms of trust between the central actors in the Dutch flatfish sector change with the creation of new policy arrangements and what is the significance of trust for potential and actual new forms of fisheries governance in terms of mutual understanding?
Subquestions are:

- What is the difference between the four policy arrangements in terms of actors, rules, discourse and resources
- How do relationships of trust change with the creation of these new policy arrangements?
- Are new forms of trust, institutions and governance necessary in order to reach the goals of the arrangements?

Results and products:
This project provides an insight into trust building processes.
The products of this reaearch are:

- Four papers published in internationally refereed journals
- A dissertation
- Four power point presentations on international congresses
- A completed TSP (Training and Supervision Plan)

Abstract (NL)

Doel:
In dit (promotie) onderzoek staat het concept 'vertrouwen' centraal. Er wordt gekeken hoe vertrouwensrelaties tussen de voornaamste actoren in de Nederlandse visserijsector (NGOs, beleidsmakers, ketenparitjen en wetenschappers) zijn veranderd door de jaren heen onder invloed van ontwikkelingen als duurzaamheid en innovaties in de visserijsector. Uiteindelijk wordt de vraag beantwoord of nieuwe vormen van vertrouwen of beheer nodig zijn om de legitimiteit van beleid te verbeteren.

Werkwijze
Vertrouwensrelaties in de Nederlandse visserijsector worden onderzocht aan de hand van vier innovatieve beleidsarrangementen:

- De ontwikkeling van het Nederlandse co-management systeem
- Een vergelijking tussen twee (internationale) duurzaamheidslabels
- De Viswijzer
- De kenniskringen; studiegroepen van vissers en wetenschappers

Resultaten

- Vier artikelen gepubliceerd in internationale wetenschappelijke tijdschriften
- Een proefschrift
- Vier power point presentaties op internationale congressen
een afgerond TSP (Training and Supervision Plan)

Publicaties bij dit project zijn beschikbaar via deze Link

Related organisations

Related people

Supervisor Prof.dr.ir. A.P.J. Mol
Researcher Drs. B.I. de Vos
Project leader Prof.dr.ir. A.P.J. Mol
Doctoral/PhD student Drs. B.I. de Vos

Related research (upper level)

Classification

A23000 Fisheries
D22600 Zoology

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