Politics and sustainable tourism development – can they co-exist? Voices from North Cyprus

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/594760
Title:
Politics and sustainable tourism development – can they co-exist? Voices from North Cyprus
Authors:
Yasarata, Muhammet; Altinay, Levent; Burns, Peter; Okumus, Fevzi
Abstract:
This paper investigates ways in which political obstacles inhibit the formulation and implementation of sustainable tourism development in small-island developing states through the example of North Cyprus. The methodology draws on in-depth interviews and participant observation of significant actors in the tourism sector. The research findings suggest that understanding the intricate political system and power structure in a society is the key to understanding sustainable tourism policy development, planning and implementation. In the case of North Cyprus, policy development was found to be a product of political influence (referred to as ego-driven politics in the text), specifically the use of public resources as an instrument for political power, retention and that the politicisation of the public sector is the underlying cause of the weakened progress in sustainable tourism development. It is therefore essential to have a clear understanding of political issues, key political actors’ interests and how to mitigate personal interests to facilitate and maintain sustainable tourism development in such small states.
Affiliation:
Cyprus Premier Holidays Ltd; Oxford Brookes University; University of Brighton; University of Central Florida
Citation:
Yasarata, M. et al (2010) 'Politics and sustainable tourism development – Can they co-exist? Voices from North Cyprus'. Tourism Management 31 (3):345
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Tourism Management
Issue Date:
Jun-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/594760
DOI:
10.1016/j.tourman.2009.03.016
Additional Links:
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0261517709000582
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0261-5177
Appears in Collections:
INTOUR Institute for Tourism Research

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorYasarata, Muhammeten
dc.contributor.authorAltinay, Leventen
dc.contributor.authorBurns, Peteren
dc.contributor.authorOkumus, Fevzien
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-25T10:17:25Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-25T10:17:25Zen
dc.date.issued2010-06en
dc.identifier.citationYasarata, M. et al (2010) 'Politics and sustainable tourism development – Can they co-exist? Voices from North Cyprus'. Tourism Management 31 (3):345en
dc.identifier.issn0261-5177en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.tourman.2009.03.016en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/594760en
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates ways in which political obstacles inhibit the formulation and implementation of sustainable tourism development in small-island developing states through the example of North Cyprus. The methodology draws on in-depth interviews and participant observation of significant actors in the tourism sector. The research findings suggest that understanding the intricate political system and power structure in a society is the key to understanding sustainable tourism policy development, planning and implementation. In the case of North Cyprus, policy development was found to be a product of political influence (referred to as ego-driven politics in the text), specifically the use of public resources as an instrument for political power, retention and that the politicisation of the public sector is the underlying cause of the weakened progress in sustainable tourism development. It is therefore essential to have a clear understanding of political issues, key political actors’ interests and how to mitigate personal interests to facilitate and maintain sustainable tourism development in such small states.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0261517709000582en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Tourism Managementen
dc.subjectsmall islanden
dc.subjectsustainable tourism developmenten
dc.subjectagency theoryen
dc.subjectpolitical issuesen
dc.subjectqualitative researchen
dc.subjectNorth Cyprusen
dc.subjectCyprusen
dc.titlePolitics and sustainable tourism development – can they co-exist? Voices from North Cyprusen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentCyprus Premier Holidays Ltden
dc.contributor.departmentOxford Brookes Universityen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Brightonen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Central Floridaen
dc.identifier.journalTourism Managementen
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