Legitimacy Has Risks and Benefits for Effective International Marine Management

Predicting Future Oceans: Sustainability of Ocean and Human Systems Amidst Global Environmental Change, ed. by Andrés M. Cisneros-Montemayor, William W.L. Cheung, and Yoshitaka Ota. Elsevier, 2019

19 Pages Posted: 6 Sep 2019

Date Written: February 1, 2019

Abstract

This chapter focuses on a factor that much social science scholarship connects with compliance and thus more effective institutions: legitimacy. A legitimate institution enjoys public trust, which may increase compliance with its rules and decrease investment of scarce resources in coercion and enforcement through, for example, fines or sanctions. The chapter discusses that legitimacy does not only contribute to compliance, but can at some stage also lead to situations where scrutiny declines and compliance levels erode.

Keywords: legitimacy, compliance, marine governance, fisheries, marine institutions

Suggested Citation

Dellmuth, Lisa Maria, Legitimacy Has Risks and Benefits for Effective International Marine Management (February 1, 2019). Predicting Future Oceans: Sustainability of Ocean and Human Systems Amidst Global Environmental Change, ed. by Andrés M. Cisneros-Montemayor, William W.L. Cheung, and Yoshitaka Ota. Elsevier, 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3445285 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3445285

Lisa Maria Dellmuth (Contact Author)

Stockholm University ( email )

Universitetsvägen 10
Stockholm, Stockholm SE-106 91
Sweden

HOME PAGE: http://www.lisadellmuth.se

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