Quantifying social capital as a tool for co-management: a comparison between the Bajo and Kaledupan communities of the Wakatobi Marine National Park, Sulawesi, Indonesia

Sham, Sophia (2005) Quantifying social capital as a tool for co-management: a comparison between the Bajo and Kaledupan communities of the Wakatobi Marine National Park, Sulawesi, Indonesia. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Co-management is seen as one of the most promlsmg solutions to the current management problems in many third world fisheries and is considered as a serious alternative to state based management approach. The theory of social capital as a tool for co-management has been popular amongst some authors. By understanding the factors that are more conducive to successful cooperation, it is possible to design institutions that facilitate effective community participation thus a successful comanagement plan. Social capital has previously been measured by way of qualitative methods; however this is a long and lengthy process. There have been calls for the use of quantitative methods in measuring social capital which could be carried out on a large scale in a short space of time. The study was carried out in the Wakatobi Marine National Park, south-east Sulawesi, Indonesia. Aspects of social capital were selected and interviews carried out in an attempt to quantify social capital, the levels were found to be insufficient at present. A co-management scheme incorporating members of the community for monitoring and enforcement purposes is unlikely to succeed due to the low level of trust amongst the communities. The lack of a universal definition contributed to the difficulty of quantification and questions the viability of the quantification of social capital.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:15
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/848

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