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Beyond the Tragedy in Global Fisheries$
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D. G. Webster

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780262029551

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262029551.001.0001

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(p.1) 1 Introduction
Beyond the Tragedy in Global Fisheries

D. G. Webster

The MIT Press

After a brief overview of the state of global fisheries, this chapter introduces the concept of responsive governance and describes the AC/SC framework, which is used to guide the historical analysis throughout the book. It also defines the profit disconnect, which is the difference between the equilibrium level of production and the sustainable level of production in a fishery or region, and the power disconnect

Keywords:   Action cycle, structural context, overfishing, overcapitalization, tragedy of the commons, profit disconnect, power disconnect, process tracing

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