Institutional Vacuity

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Institutional Vacuity

  1. 1. Institutional Vacuity and the Management of Great Lakes Coastal Zones in Ontario, Canada 4 th International Lake Tourism Conference Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada June 21 st – June 25 th 2009 R.J. Payne Centre for Tourism and Community Development Research Lakehead University
  2. 2. Institutional Vacuity <ul><li>'Institutional Vacuity' </li></ul><ul><li>Methods </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New Institutional Analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Case Study Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Michipicoten Bay, Lake Superior </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Huron County coast, Lake Huron </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  3. 3. Institutional Vacuity <ul><li>'Institutional Vacuity' </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Two dimensions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>'emptiness' </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Here, emptiness in terms of legislation that addresses the coastal zone and related issues </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Here, emptiness in terms of public organizations that apply appropriate legislation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ontario has no legislation for coastal zone management and no agency with that responsibility </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Institutional Vacuity
  5. 5. Institutional Vacuity <ul><li>New I nstitutional Analysis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Legislation, policy and administration as focal areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Performance and effectiveness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science and decision making </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Integrated coastal zone management? </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Institutional Vacuity <ul><li>Methods: Case Studies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Michipicoten Bay, Lake Superior </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rugged, near-natural conditions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Low population density </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Resource extraction, plus nature-based tourism </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Huron County Coast, Lake Huron </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rural, agricultural but also lake-oriented tourism </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Higher population density </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Institutional Vacuity <ul><li>Case Study: Michipicoten Bay, Lake Superior </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ISSUE : gravel extraction and shipping versus nature-based tourism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management reponsibilities: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Land-based: Ontario MNR: gravel extraction, limited tourism </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Water-based: federal DOT; DFO (water column); MNR: fish </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Coast: no public agency; citizens' groups vs. Superior Aggregates </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No structure within which to weigh pro's/con's and make a decision </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Institutional Vacuity <ul><li>Case Study: Huron County Coast, Lake Huron </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ISSUE: intensive livestock operations (hogs) vs. tourism (beach use, cottaging, boating) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management responsibilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Land-based: planning, drinking water, agriculture (Ontario); planning (municipalities - devolved from province) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Water-based: federal DOT; water column DFO; fish Ontario MNR </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Coast: no public agency; citizens' organizations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No structure within which to weigh pro's/con's and to mediate </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Institutional Vacuity <ul><li>Conclusions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Questions that concern both land and water are not considered </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tourism is NOT a high priority for involved agencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>As an activity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>As an activity that requires high quality environmental conditions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Hope? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Healthy  Great  Lakes,  Strong  Ontario (February, 2009) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Talking to Ontarians about p rotecting,  restoring,  using  and  enjoying  the  Great  Lakes </li></ul></ul></ul>

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