From RACs to advisory councils: Lessons from North Sea discourse for the 2014 reform of the European Common Fisheries Policy

J Hatchard, Tim S Gray

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Abstract

From RACs to Advisory Councils analyses the discourse of stakeholders engaged in Europe׳s Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) in a tier of governance known as RACs (Regional Advisory Councils) from 2004 to 2008. The analysis demonstrates a shift towards discursive sharing by participating stakeholders. This fostered inclusion but did not effect a redistribution of the power held by Europe׳s inter-governmental institutions. This more substantive change would require more, and more consistent, discursive consensus from stakeholders. With a reformed CFP for 2014, this paper considers the possibility of a future in which regional stakeholder-based fisheries governance becomes a reality.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-93
Number of pages7
JournalMarine Policy
Volume47
Early online date3 Mar 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014

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From RACs to advisory councils : Lessons from North Sea discourse for the 2014 reform of the European Common Fisheries Policy. / Hatchard, J; Gray, Tim S.

In: Marine Policy, Vol. 47, 07.2014, p. 87-93.

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