Exploring Social-Ecological Regime Shift and Governance: Coastal-Marine Systems in the Gulf of Thailand, Malaysia
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This research examines social-ecological regime shift in a coastal-marine systems setting. The research investigates the social-ecological factors influencing regime shift, takes into account their resulting impacts, and pays attention to the rapid environmental and social changes. The principle aim of these research findings is to enrich the knowledge base of regime shift, add valuable insights to understand how societal attributes are imbued in the regime shift, and better study the impacts of the social-ecological regime shift on social structures in marine social ecological system. The research evaluates the influence and implications that the social-ecological regime shift has on various social groups’ ability and potential to derive benefits from local resources. The social groups and societal drivers causing social-ecological regime shift are examined and identified to explain interwoven links between societal factors’ connection with environmental change. Societal drivers can be associated with the power held by the various groups and individuals who are actively engaged in initiatives taken in the social and economic spheres. In particular instances, regime shift’s impacts can be felt unevenly by the social groups showing equity and power imbalance. In response to the uncertainty and unpredictability followed by social-ecological regime shift, an intensive and detailed analysis on the governance and management policy options is studied in this thesis. The outcome of this research examines social-ecological regime shift in the context of marine social-ecological systems and provides a potential governance option to manage efficiently.
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Dulguun Maidar (2018). Exploring Social-Ecological Regime Shift and Governance: Coastal-Marine Systems in the Gulf of Thailand, Malaysia. UWSpace. http://hdl.handle.net/10012/13599