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Intra-village and inter-village resource use conflict in Indonesia: The case of the Kei Islands

Yamazaki, S ORCID: 0000-0003-1279-2706, Resosudarmo, BP, Girsang, W and Hoshino, E ORCID: 0000-0001-7110-4251 2018 , 'Intra-village and inter-village resource use conflict in Indonesia: The case of the Kei Islands' , Ocean and Coastal Management, vol. 155 , pp. 50-59 , doi: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2018.01.022.

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Abstract

Resolving local resource conflicts in rural coastal communities is important for the implementation of effectiveresource management systems and development policies. This article examines the characteristics of small-scalefishing households that are prone to be involved in resource use conflict with other local marine resource usersbased on the data collected by a household survey in Indonesia. Intra-village and inter-village conflicts areexamined separately. We find that social relationships and individual perceptions of changes in fishery conditionsare strongly associated with both intra- and inter-village conflicts but in a different way for each type ofconflict. Our results show that unintended consequences may arise from improving a social relationship betweenfishery users and their village leader. The improved social relationship discourages intra-village conflict but atthe same time increases inter-village conflicts, thus creating a potential dilemma in conflict resolution. Ourresults also suggest that a perception of declining fishery conditions is correlated with an increase in inter-villageconflicts when there is a perceived link between resource depletion and an increase in the benefits obtained byoutsiders. Conversely, a decrease in the amount of resources available for exploitation may decrease intra-villageconflict when in-group cooperation is needed to combat the declining environment.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Yamazaki, S and Resosudarmo, BP and Girsang, W and Hoshino, E
Keywords: marine resource conflict, local conflict, small-scale fisheries, rural coastal communities, Indonesia
Journal or Publication Title: Ocean and Coastal Management
Publisher: Elsevier Sci Ltd
ISSN: 0964-5691
DOI / ID Number: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2018.01.022
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© 2018 Elsevier Ltd.

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