Global patterns of international fisheries conflict

Spijkers, Jessica (2020) Global patterns of international fisheries conflict. PhD thesis, Stockholm University and James Cook University.

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International conflict over fishery resources is a growing security concern. Increasing incidences of conflict, diminishing fishery resources and climate impacts on marine systems have alerted the international community to the potential of fisheries conflict as a security threat. However, we lack knowledge on conflict events over time, as well as the contextual variables shaping conflict. To address that gap, Jessica's thesis provides detailed understanding of the patterns of international fisheries conflict, including its frequency, type, geography, temporal dimensions, immediate drivers and underlying conditions (1974-2016). Insight into these patterns can aid improved development of conflict management strategies and policies to ensure future ocean security.

Item ID: 68510
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: fisheries, conflict, environmental security, social-ecological systems, complex adaptive systems thinking
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Copyright Information: Copyright © 2020 Jessica Spijkers.
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This doctoral thesis is the product of a cotutelle agreement between the Stockholm Resilience Centre (Stockholm University) and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (James Cook University). See Related URLs to view thesis in Stockholm University repository.

Two publications arising from this thesis are stored in ResearchOnline@JCU, at the time of processing. Please see the Related URLs. The publications are:

Spijkers, Jessica, Morrison, Tiffany, Blasiak, Robert, Cumming, Graeme S., Osborne, Matthew, Watson, James, and Österblom, Henrik (2018) Marine fisheries and future ocean conflict. Fish and Fisheries, 19 (5). pp. 798-806.

Spijkers, Jessica, Singh, Gerald, Blasiak, Robert, Morrison, Tiffany H., Le Billon, Philippe, and Österblom, Henrik (2019) Global patterns of fisheries conflict: forty years of data. Global Environmental Change, 57. 101921.

Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2021 01:37
FoR Codes: 30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3005 Fisheries sciences > 300505 Fisheries management @ 35%
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4408 Political science > 440805 Environmental politics @ 35%
48 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 4803 International and comparative law > 480303 Conflict of laws (incl. private international law) @ 30%
SEO Codes: 10 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 1003 Fisheries - wild caught > 100399 Fisheries - wild caught not elsewhere classified @ 50%
23 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 2303 International relations > 230305 Peace and conflict @ 50%
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