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dc.contributor.authorHolden, Andrewen
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-14T10:28:47Z
dc.date.available2020-01-14T10:28:47Z
dc.date.issued2019-06-12
dc.identifier.citationHolden A (2019) 'Environmental ethics for tourism- the state of the art', Tourism Review, 74 (3), pp.694-703.en
dc.identifier.issn1660-5373
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/TR-03-2017-0066
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/623784
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Environmental ethics has become an established subject of philosophy in recent decades in response to the contemporary environmental crisis. This paper aims to provide an overview of the key theories and concepts and critically evaluate the extent of their application in tourism studies. Design/methodology/approach: The paper is based on a systematic literature review of published academic papers that link environmental ethics to tourism. It subsequently attempts to provide a comprehensive review of what is currently a nascent field of research enquiry to comprehend and evaluate the relevance and implications of environmental ethics for tourism. Using a theoretical ethical framework of libertarian extensionism, eco-holism and the conservation ethic, moral debates that arise from their use in tourism are analysed. As a field of academic study that presently lacks research enquiry areas for future research investigation are subsequently identified. Findings: The paper forms a part of the “State of the Art” series and subsequently does not present empirical findings. However, through critical evaluation, it demonstrates the complexity of the application of environmental ethics to tourism through differing perspectives within the subject and when nature’s interests are juxtaposed to concerns of anthropic ethics. To develop a stronger environmental ethics amongst tourism stakeholders that recognises the intrinsic value of nature, it is recommended that ecological virtue and literacy are key elements in this process. Originality/value: The originality of the paper rests in providing a comprehensive overview of the existing level of application of the theories of environmental ethics to tourism; the appliance of theory to debates of tourism’s environmental challenges; and identifying research directions to help fill knowledge gaps.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.en
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/TR-03-2017-0066/full/htmlen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectLibertarian extensionismen
dc.subjectmoralityen
dc.subjectenvironmental ethicsen
dc.subjectintrinsic valueen
dc.subjectenvironmental virtueen
dc.subjecteco-holismen
dc.subjectConservation ethicen
dc.subjectN800 Tourism, Transport and Travelen
dc.titleEnvironmental ethics for tourism- the state of the arten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1759-8451
dc.identifier.journalTourism Reviewen
dc.date.updated2020-01-13T13:12:40Z
dc.description.notemore than 3 months post publication
html.description.abstractPurpose: Environmental ethics has become an established subject of philosophy in recent decades in response to the contemporary environmental crisis. This paper aims to provide an overview of the key theories and concepts and critically evaluate the extent of their application in tourism studies. Design/methodology/approach: The paper is based on a systematic literature review of published academic papers that link environmental ethics to tourism. It subsequently attempts to provide a comprehensive review of what is currently a nascent field of research enquiry to comprehend and evaluate the relevance and implications of environmental ethics for tourism. Using a theoretical ethical framework of libertarian extensionism, eco-holism and the conservation ethic, moral debates that arise from their use in tourism are analysed. As a field of academic study that presently lacks research enquiry areas for future research investigation are subsequently identified. Findings: The paper forms a part of the “State of the Art” series and subsequently does not present empirical findings. However, through critical evaluation, it demonstrates the complexity of the application of environmental ethics to tourism through differing perspectives within the subject and when nature’s interests are juxtaposed to concerns of anthropic ethics. To develop a stronger environmental ethics amongst tourism stakeholders that recognises the intrinsic value of nature, it is recommended that ecological virtue and literacy are key elements in this process. Originality/value: The originality of the paper rests in providing a comprehensive overview of the existing level of application of the theories of environmental ethics to tourism; the appliance of theory to debates of tourism’s environmental challenges; and identifying research directions to help fill knowledge gaps.


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