1st Edition

Tourism and Politics

ISBN 9780080450759
Published December 9, 2006 by Routledge
430 Pages

USD $160.00

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Book Description

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.

'The MTV
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?

Author Index

Subject Index

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