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Power, Ownership and Tourism in Small Islands: evidence from Indonesia

Hampton, Mark P., Jeyacheya, Julia (2015) Power, Ownership and Tourism in Small Islands: evidence from Indonesia. World Development, 70 . pp. 481-495. ISSN 0305-750X. (doi:10.1016/j.worlddev.2014.12.007) (KAR id:46072)

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This paper examines the political economy of tourism development in islands and uses Gili Trawangan, Indonesia as a case study. A longitudinal study drawing from fieldwork contributes to the discussion of how different types of power shape community development, and how the effects of hosting international tourism play an explicit role. Analysis using Barnett and Duvall’s Taxonomy of Power model reveals the interplay between the types of power over time and its effects on different actors. Results raise questions for Less Developed Countries, and particularly islands, concerning the social costs of using tourism for development.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2014.12.007
Uncontrolled keywords: tourism; island economies; communities; political economy; Asia; Indonesia
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation. Leisure
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions and public administrations (Asia, Africa, Australia, Pacific Area, etc.)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > International Business and Strategy
Depositing User: Mark Hampton
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2014 09:52 UTC
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2020 13:51 UTC
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