Your Name Instructor’s Name Course Name and Number Assignment Date Political economy and tourism development Political economy is a branch of social science that examines the interrelation between politics and the economics. Political economy deals with how a country is managed while taking into account matters of economy and politics and how each of them affects the other. Political economy s influenced by a number of factors such as demographics culture and the society and therefore all the contemporary issues that affects or contributes to these factors affects the political economy in one way or another (Bianchi 2017). The main contribution of political economy to tourism research is based on the fact that social relations are a crucial tool in promoting tourism. Tourism industry requires great hospitality and is found to greatly influence economic growth when the political state of a country is stable. Most countries rely on the Conference on Contemporary Marketing Issues ICCMI June 21-23 2017 Thessaloniki Greece. 2017. Bianchi Raoul. "The political economy of tourism development: A critical review." Annals of Tourism Research (2017). Dentchev Nikolay et al. "Embracing the variety of sustainable business models: social entrepreneurship corporate intrapreneurship creativity innovation and other approaches to sustainability challenges." Journal of Cleaner Production 113 (2016). Knight David W. "An institutional analysis of local strategies for enhancing pro-poor tourism outcomes in Cuzco Peru." Journal of Sustainable Tourism (2017): 1-18. Lee Hsiao-Hui Manuel Nunez and Jose Cruz. "Competition for limited critical resources and the adoption of environmentally sustainable strategies." European Journal of Operational Research (2017). Moseley William G. "Dependency theory." The International Encyclopedia of Geography (2017). Regmi Kapil Dev and Pierre Walter. "Modernisation theory ecotourism policy and sustainable development for poor countries of the global South: perspectives from Nepal." International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology 24.1 (2017): 1-14. Sullivan Patrick. Economic Inequality Neoliberalism and the American Community College. Springer 2017. [...]
The written assignment The aim of the written assignment is to demonstrate that you have understood the disciplines discussed. The assignment will have the form of a wiki article. This article should be a summarizing description of the relevant perspective of tourism. In this description you must give an informed and critical review of the basic tenets in each disciplinary perspective. The wiki article should be just like any other article on a Wiki. Following the concept of Wikis, the reader must be able to grasp all basic information in order to have a clear understanding of the relevant perspective. It is advisable that you use sections with headings to guide the reader through the information provided. The text must be informative in content and attractive in the eye. Try to avoid giving just a summary of the chapters you have read. Try to include more sources and find the issues you want to highlight as most interesting for the reader. Communicate interesting issues and competing arguments for the discussed disciplines emphasising their contribution on the body of knowledge for tourism as well as its limitations. The length of the text should be around 1500 words (for both disciplines, so approximately words for each discipline). An apparent source is the relevant chapter from the Holden textbook but additional resources are also required. Each student in the group should contribute with at least one more academic sources (book chapter and/or research article) used in writing the wiki article. So, if a group of four students, eight additional academic sources should be used (i.e. different than the course literature in all modules). When you use other than academic sources in your assignment, you must assess those sources critically. Especially if you make references to web pages, you should consider who is responsible for the content, if there is any author presented, if the content is reviewed in any way etc. When you write the text you must use in-text references as well as a reference list in the end of the text following the principles of academic writing. Political economy and tourism development Give a brief description of political economy. Describe the main contribution of political economy to tourism research. Give examples of phenomena that may well be studied within political economy. Give your own definition of development and explain it based on the readings of this chapter and any additional source you might want to use. Modernisation theory: How has modernisation theory been used to explain tourism development? What were the pitfalls of modernisation theory that led to the next theory? Dependency theory: How can tourism development be explained under the perspective of dependency theory? What criticism this theory might receive in terms of explaining tourism development? Economic neoliberalism: How can tourism development be explained under the perspective of neoliberalism theory? What criticism this theory might receive in terms of explaining tourism development? Alternative/sustainable development: What are the new things introduced by alternative and sustainable development theory in contrast to earlier theories? How is pro-poor tourism related to and how is it differentiated from sustainable tourism development?