Gender equality in Pacific small-scale fisheries governance: current progress and future prospects

Lawless, Sarah M. (2021) Gender equality in Pacific small-scale fisheries governance: current progress and future prospects. PhD thesis, James Cook University.

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Sarah Lawless investigated how gender equality commitments diffuse and have impact in Pacific small-scale fisheries governance. She found that meanings and priorities for gender equality are contested and negotiated, diluting intrinsic qualities of justice and fairness. Shifts in gender equality narratives and objectives are essential to ensure socially equitable impacts.

Item ID: 74268
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: Agriculture, Development, Environmental governance, Equity, Fisheries, Gender equality, Global norms, Multiscale, Natural resource governance, Norm diffusion, Pacific, Social principle, Sustainable Development Goal 5, Women
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Copyright Information: Copyright © 2021 Sarah M. Lawless.
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Four publications arising from this thesis are stored in ResearchOnline@JCU, at the time of processing. Please see the Related URLs. The publications are:

Chapter 2: Lawless, Sarah, Song, Andrew M., Cohen, Philippa J., and Morrison, Tiffany H. (2020) Rights, equity and justice: a diagnostic for social meta-norm diffusion in environmental governance. Earth System Governance, 6. 100052.

Chapter 3: Lawless, Sarah, Cohen, Philippa, McDougall, Cynthia, Orirana, Grace, Siota, Faye, and Doyle, Kate (2019) Gender norms and relations: implications for agency in coastal livelihoods. Maritime Studies, 18 (3). pp. 347-358.

Chapter 4: Lawless, Sarah, Cohen, Philippa J., Mangubhai, Sangeeta, Kleiber, Danika, and Morrison, Tiffany H. (2021) Gender equality is diluted in commitments made to small-scale fisheries. World Development, 140. 105348. pp. 1-15.

Chapter 5: Lawless, Sarah, Cohen, Philippa J., McDougall, Cynthia, Mangubhai, Sangeeta, Song, Andrew M., and Morrison, Tiffany H. (2022) Tinker, tailor or transform: gender equality amidst social-ecological change. Global Environmental Change, 72. 102434.

Date Deposited: 23 May 2022 01:15
FoR Codes: 30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3005 Fisheries sciences > 300505 Fisheries management @ 30%
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4410 Sociology > 441010 Sociology of gender @ 35%
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4410 Sociology > 441012 Sociology of inequalities @ 35%
SEO Codes: 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280123 Expanding knowledge in human society @ 35%
13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1303 Ethics > 130302 Business ethics @ 30%
28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280101 Expanding knowledge in the agricultural, food and veterinary sciences @ 35%
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