Community, State, and Market on the North Atlantic Rim: Challenges to Modernity in the Fisheries

By Richard Apostle, Gene Barrett, Petter Holm, Svein Jentoft, Leigh Mazany, Bonnie McCay, and Knut H. Mikalsen

© 1998

This is a study of Northern Norway and Atlantic Canada, two regions experiencing a severe crisis due to overexploitation of fisheries resources. The work of a group of researchers from Canada, Norway, and the United States, it examines the implications of common market integration, privatized resource management, and small business development policies for fishery-dependent communities in terms of long-term sustainability and participatory democracy.

The book is broken into three sections: an examination of the economic and institutional history of the fisheries in Norway and Atlantic Canada, a study of the regulatory regimes used in the fisheries of these two regions, and an analysis of reactions in three communities, two in Canada and one in Norway, to the decline and collapse of fish stocks. Comparative, multidisciplinary, and multinational in approach, it is a major contribution to the literature on fishing regulations, the role of the state, and resource development in the North Atlantic.

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  • Series: Studies in Comparative Political Economy and Public Policy
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 380 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.4in x 1.3in x 9.3in
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This is a study of Northern Norway and Atlantic Canada. It examines the implications of common market integration, privatized resource management, and small business development policies for fishery-dependent communities in terms of long-term sustainability and participatory democracy.

Community, State, and Market on the North Atlantic Rim: Challenges to Modernity in the Fisheries

By Richard Apostle, Gene Barrett, Petter Holm, Svein Jentoft, Leigh Mazany, Bonnie McCay, and Knut H. Mikalsen

© 1998

This is a study of Northern Norway and Atlantic Canada, two regions experiencing a severe crisis due to overexploitation of fisheries resources. The work of a group of researchers from Canada, Norway, and the United States, it examines the implications of common market integration, privatized resource management, and small business development policies for fishery-dependent communities in terms of long-term sustainability and participatory democracy.

The book is broken into three sections: an examination of the economic and institutional history of the fisheries in Norway and Atlantic Canada, a study of the regulatory regimes used in the fisheries of these two regions, and an analysis of reactions in three communities, two in Canada and one in Norway, to the decline and collapse of fish stocks. Comparative, multidisciplinary, and multinational in approach, it is a major contribution to the literature on fishing regulations, the role of the state, and resource development in the North Atlantic.

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Product Details

  • Series: Studies in Comparative Political Economy and Public Policy
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 380 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.4in x 1.3in x 9.3in
  • Author Information

    Richard Apostle is with the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Dalhousie University.



    Gene Barrett is a member of the Faculty of Arts, Department of Sociology and Criminology at Saint Mary's University.



    Petter Holm is a professor at The Norwegian College of Fishery Science. He teaches and researches in resource management and fisheries.



    Svein Jentoft is a professor in the Institute of Planning and Community Studies at the University of Tromsø.



    Leigh Mazany was a professor in the Department of Economics at Dalhousie University and is now works for the Government of Canada.



    Bonnie McCay is an anthropologist and Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor Emerita at Rutgers University.



    Knut H. Mikalsen is a professor of political science in the Department of Sociology and Community Planning at the University of Tromsø.

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