Tourism and Development: Concepts and Issues

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Richard Sharpley, David J. Telfer
Channel View Publications, 2002 - Business & Economics - 397 pages
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This text explores the role of tourism as a potential contibutor to socio-economic development in destination areas. Establishing a link between tourism studies and development studies, it considers what is meant by development, the processes through which development may be achieved and, in particular, a number of fundamental issues related to the use of tourism as a development agent. In so doing, it challenges conventional thinking about the relationship between tourism and development.
  

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Contents

A Vehicle for Development?
11
The Evolution of Tourism and Development Theory
35
Tourism and Economic Development Issues
81
Tourism and Regional Development Issues
112
Tourism and Community Development Issues
149
Tourism and Sociocultural Development Issues
202
Tourism Development and the Environment
231
Towards a New Political Economy of Global Tourism
265
The Consumption of Tourism
300
A Barrier to Tourism Development?
319
Tourism and Development
338
References
349
Index
393
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Dr Raoul Bianchi is Research Fellow in Tourism, Culture and Development at the University of North London, UK Dr Judith Cukier is an Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo's Faculty of Environmental Studies Dr Atsuko Hashimoto is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at Brock University, Canada Dr Tanja Mihalic is Associate Professor of Tourism Economics and management at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia Dr Richard Sharpley is Reader in Travel and Tourism at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK Dr Chris Southgate is Lecturer in Environmental Management at the University of Central Lancashire, UK Dr David J. Telfer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at Brock University, Canada Dr Dallen Timothy is Assistant Professor of Tourism at Arizona State University

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