Microscale Governance and Temporal Regulations in Beach Management

  • Isaac Azuz-AdeathEmail author
  • Norma Patricia Muñoz-Sevilla
  • Evelia Rivera-Arriaga
  • Lidia Silva-Íñiguez
  • Oscar Arizpe-Covarrubias
  • Omar Cervantes
  • Gisela García-Morales
  • José Alfredo Arreola-Lizárraga
  • Laura Martínez-Ríos
  • Alejandra Cortés-Ruíz
  • Alfredo Ortega-Rubio
Part of the Coastal Research Library book series (COASTALRL, volume 24)


This chapter discusses processes and structures of nearshore (marine) and costal governance by focusing on microscale (beach level) situations, inside the Mexican legal and regulatory context. The document compares the efficiency and effectivity of national initiatives, programs and actions with the local –and sometime temporal- measures emanated at beach, community or county level. The principal focus of this research is the lack of articulation and the existence of temporal gaps between managerial decisions related with governance, among national and local institutions and stakeholders, and its impacts towards beach sustainability. Looking at several study places (most of them urban touristic beaches) in the Pacific, Gulf of California and Gulf of Mexico littoral, the paper identify the best local governance (microscale governance) practices, and stablish routes of action toward their implementation at national level.


Beach management Governance Microscale governance Mexico 



The authors like to thank CETYS University and its Center of Excellence for Innovation and Design for the support given for this research as well as the financial support provided by the National Council of Science and Technology of Mexico (CONACYT) (Grants numbers 269540 of Redes Temáticas and 251919 of Ciencia Básica). We appreciate also the helpful information provided by Dra Leticia Alpuche Gual.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Isaac Azuz-Adeath
    • 1
    Email author
  • Norma Patricia Muñoz-Sevilla
    • 3
  • Evelia Rivera-Arriaga
    • 4
  • Lidia Silva-Íñiguez
    • 5
  • Oscar Arizpe-Covarrubias
    • 6
  • Omar Cervantes
    • 7
  • Gisela García-Morales
    • 8
  • José Alfredo Arreola-Lizárraga
    • 8
  • Laura Martínez-Ríos
    • 9
  • Alejandra Cortés-Ruíz
    • 1
  • Alfredo Ortega-Rubio
    • 2
  1. 1.Centro de Enseñanza Técnica y Superior (CETYS Universidad)EnsenadaMéxico
  2. 2.Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del NoroesteLa PazMexico
  3. 3.Instituto Politécnico NacionalCiudad de MéxicoMexico
  4. 4.Universidad Autónoma de CampecheCampecheMexico
  5. 5.Universidad de Colima, ManzanilloColimaMexico
  6. 6.Universidad Autónoma de Baja California SurLa PazMexico
  7. 7.Facultad de Ciencias MarinasUniversidad de ColimaManzanilloMexico
  8. 8.Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del NoroesteGuaymasMexico
  9. 9.Organización Pro EsterosEnsenadaMexico

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