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dc.contributor.advisorGlenk, Klaus
dc.contributor.authorBosma, Charissa
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-06T14:45:33Z
dc.date.available2015-05-06T14:45:33Z
dc.date.issued27/11/2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/10392
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation consists of two parts. The first paper reviews the existing body of literature on the sustainability of common-pool resources and tries to find a theoretically based answer to the question: How can fuzzy cognitive mapping contribute to the existing knowledge base on commonpool resource sustainability? The second paper is an experimental paper and evaluates fuzzy cognitive mapping as a methodological tool for assessing the sustainability of common-pool resources using a case study of the Rwamucucu wetland in Kabale district, Uganda. Findings from both papers indicate that fuzzy cognitive mapping elicits individual’s beliefs and perceptions underlying their decision-making and thus provides insights into the similarities and differences between stakeholders, therewith exposing areas of consensus and conflict. FCM can transcend natural and social sciences by enabling a perception-based analysis of natural systems. The methodology provides an opportunity to create an opening to study common-pool resources from a new and different perspective and may germinate new directions for theory development.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen_US
dc.subjectfuzzy cognitive mappingen_US
dc.subjectcommon-pool resourcesen_US
dc.subjectMSc Environmental Sustainabilityen_US
dc.titleFuzzy cognitive mapping as a tool for analysing the sustainability of common-pool resourcesen_US
dc.title.alternativeAn application to the Rwamucucu wetland in Kabale district, Ugandaen_US
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.type.qualificationlevelMastersen_US
dc.type.qualificationnameMSc Master of Scienceen_US
dcterms.accessRightsRestricted Accessen_US


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