Tourism and Politics aims to disseminate ideas on the critical discourse of tourism and tourists as they relate to politics, through a series of case studies from around the world written by specialists with an emphasis on linking theory to practice. That tourism is a profoundly important economic sector for most countries and regions of the world is widely accepted, even if some of the detail remains controversial. However, as tourism matures as a subject, the theories underpinning it necessarily need to be more sophisticated; tourism cannot be simply ‘read’ as a business proposition with a series of impacts. Wider questions of politics, power and identity need to be articulated, investigated and answered. While the making and consuming of tourism takes place within complex political milieux with multiple stakeholders competing for benefit, the implications are not fully understood. Literature on tourism and politics is surprisingly limited. This book will make a substantial contribution to the theoretical framework of tourism.
Table of Contents
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Tourism and Politics: Introduction
Democracy and Tourism: Exploring the Nature of an Inconsistent Relationship
Tourism as Political Platform: Residents’ Perceptions of Tourism and Voting Behaviour
Privatisation during Market Economy Transformation as a Motor of Development
Group politics and tourism interest representation at the supranational level. Evidence from the European Union
The Politics of Exclusion? Japanese Cultural Reactions and the Government’s Desire to Double Inbound Tourism
Taming Tourism: Indigenous Rights as a Check to Unbridled Tourism
Celebrating or Marketing the indigenous? International right organisations, national governments and tourism creation
The Politics of Institution Building and European Co-operation: reflections on an EC-TEMPUS project on Tourism and Culture in Bosnia-Herzegovina
Towards the Responsible Management of the Socio-Cultural Impact of Township Tourism
Hegemony, globalization and tourism policies in developing countries
The Politics of Tourism: Ethnic Chinese Spaces in Malaysia
Preparing Now for Tomorrow: The Future for Tourism in Scotland up to 2015
Governing Tourism Monoculture: Mediterranean Mass Tourism Destinations and Governance Networks.
Europe Music Awards Edinburgh03: Delivering Local Inclusion?
The Lost Gardens and Airport Expansion: Focalisation in Heritage Landscapes
The War is Over so Let the Games Begin
Hostile Meeting Grounds: Encounters between the Wretched of the Earth and the Tourist through Tourism and Terrorism in the 21st Century
Defending Voyuerism: Dark tourism and the problem of Global Security
Rethinking Globalization Theory in Tourism
The End of Tourism, the Beginning of Law?