Myths, Models and Managers of Marine Resources

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by A. V. Margavio, Univ of New Orleans, New Orleans, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '93:

Abstract: This paper argues that the assumptions of scientific models are often accepted without verification. Examining the use of Hardin's tragedy of the commons model in the management of marine resources, I focus on the mythical elements that have been accepted as scientific facts. Drawing upon the lessons learned from an investigation of the TEDs conflict, I point out how an understanding of fundamental sociological concepts can aid in correcting myths. Implications for management are explored.

Subject Headings: Resource management | Social factors | Verification | Managers |

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