Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-27007
Cavalcanti, Carina; Schläpfer, Felix; Schmid, Bernhard (2010). Public participation and willingness to cooperate in common-pool resource management: A ﬁeld experiment with ﬁshing communities in Brazil. Ecological Economics, 69(3):613-622.
The primary evidence about the factors determining successful self-governance of common-pool resources (CPR) has come from case studies. More recently, this observational evidence has been complemented by insights from economic experiments. Here we advance a third approach in which the role of local deliberation about the management of a ﬁshery resource is investigated in a ﬁeld experiment. Using three control and three treatment communities in a freshwater ﬁshery, we tested whether participation in developing speciﬁc measures for community-based sustainable CPR management increased the willingness to contribute to the implementation of these measures. Each community was also exposed to information about their community leaders' advice about the proposed measures. Both participation and leader advice affected the willingness of participants to contribute in one of three proposed measures. However, the strongest inﬂuence on individual willingness to contribute was exerted by the individual beliefs about the cooperation of others in CPR management.
|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies|
|DDC:||570 Life sciences; biology|
590 Animals (Zoology)
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Deliberation, participation, willingness to contribute, beliefs, fishing resources, field experiment|
|Deposited On:||19 Jan 2010 16:12|
|Last Modified:||23 Nov 2012 16:05|
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