Sharing benefits from the coast : rights, resources and livelihoods

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  • Creator edited by Rachel Wynberg and Maria Hauck
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Cape Town : UCT Press, 2014.
  • Physical Details
    • xvi, 189 pages : color illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
  • ISBNs 9781775820062, 1775820068
  • OCLC ocn872622018

Summary

  • "Coastal resources are vital for communities in developing countries, many of which live in abject poverty. These resources also hold significant value for a number of different sectors such as mining, fisheries and tourism, which supply expanding global consumer markets. Although there activities provide opportunities for economic and income growth, global patterns indicate growing levels of economic inequality between custodians of these resources and those exploiting them, as well as an increasing incidence in poverty. This book provides novel analyses of these issues, drawing from empirical research in South African and Mozambican coastal communities. It aims to deepen our knowledge about coastal resource use, who benefits and who loses and in what circumstances, why benefits and losses are distributed in the way that they are, the main blockages that prevent greater equity, and strategies to enhance more equitable benefit sharing." -- Back cover.
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