Title: The Establishment of Marine Protected Areas in Senegal: Untangling the Interactions Between International Institutions and National Actors
Authors: Ferraro, Gianluca ×
Brans, Marleen
Dème, Moustapha
Failler, Pierre #
Issue Date: Mar-2011
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Series Title: Environmental Management vol:47 issue:4 pages:564-572
Abstract: International institutions, understood as sets of rules contained in international agreements, are aimed at orienting national governments towards specific policy options. Nevertheless, they can determine a change in national policies and practices only if states are willing and capable of incorporating international obligations into their national legislations and ensuring their application and enforcement in areas that follow completely under national jurisdiction. The establishment of marine protected areas promoted by international agreements as a tool for the protection of marine resources represents an interesting case for revealing the complex interactions between international institutions and national actors. Particularly, the establishment of these areas in Senegal shows the salience of domestic constellations of actors who may support or undercut national commitments to international regimes: political elites, bureaucracies, the general public and target groups. By anchoring the empirical analysis to an actor-centred institutionalist perspective, the article explains how dynamic constellations of actors can distort the penetration of international objectives in the national policy framework. Different constellations of national actors can indeed bend international institutions at different moments: during the formulation of a new law in line with international obligations; in the definition of its implementation framework; and in the enforcement of national policies.
ISSN: 0364-152X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Public Governance Institute
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

Files in This Item:
File Description Status SizeFormat
extablishment.pdf Published 195KbAdobe PDFView/Open Request a copy

These files are only available to some KU Leuven Association staff members


All items in Lirias are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved.

© Web of science