The political economy of tourism development: A critical review

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Bianchi, R. 2017. The political economy of tourism development: A critical review. Annals of Tourism Research. 70, pp. 88-102.
AuthorsBianchi, R.
Abstract

This paper reviews varying theoretical approaches in political economy and their application to the analysis of tourism development. It examines the shifting focus of enquiry and traces the evolution of the political economy of tourism from an earlier generation of predominantly technical, empirically-driven analyses of tourism’s contribution to economic development through to the various strands of development theory that have influenced and which continue to shape critical scholarship in the political economy of tourism. Particular emphasis is given to recent theoretical advances in which the application of cultural political economy and Marxian thinking herald a promising future for the political economy of tourism.

JournalAnnals of Tourism Research
Journal citation70, pp. 88-102
ISSN0160-7383
Year2017
PublisherElsevier
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY-NC-ND
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1016/j.annals.2017.08.005
Web address (URL)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2017.08.005
Publication dates
Print28 Sep 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited26 Oct 2017
Accepted31 Aug 2017
Accepted31 Aug 2017
Copyright information© 2017 Elsevier
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