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作者 Speier, Jonathan Van
書名 Sustainable development and tourism
國際標準書號 9780542713842
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說明 188 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 67-05, Section: A, page: 1911
Adviser: Gerald Caiden
Thesis (D.P.A.)--University of Southern California, 2005
The intent of this study is to investigate the role and responsibility of tourism from the perspective of sustainable development. The goals and processes of development are reviewed as they evolved after the end of World War II along the path to sustainable development. Development goals expanded from a narrow economic focus to include social and human development. Development processes encompassed building human capabilities and democratic institutions to facilitate greater participation of the stakeholders affected by development effort. This trend opened up investigation to what extent development was sustainable in the long run
Tourism, as a major development option, has been promoted for its potential to offer a unique combination of features that provide opportunities to meet established sustainable development dimensions. To examine this hypothesis, a theoretical and methodological framework is constructed with five key dimensions arranged to recognize that, for development to be sustainable, it must embrace social and human as well as economic development goals achieved through processes and institutions operating within the context of protecting existing human cultures and natural environments. Indicators from this framework that address the evaluation of sustainability of development in general are enhanced with additional indicators from numerous international, regional, national, and local sources for evaluating sustainable development of tourism in particular
This expanded framework is used to examine and analyze development of international tourism across twenty-eight destinations to see if there were occasions where indicators from all five key dimensions of sustainable development were successfully applied. In order to explore linkages between tourism development and sustainable development, extensive data were collected from sixty sample case-studies. No occasions were found where all the dimensions of sustainable development have been successfully addressed as measured by positive indicators taken from the sample case-studies. This indicates that tourism may not be compatible with sustainable development. Future research should investigate whether sample-case studies describing more recent tourism development show a trend of improvement in the movement towards sustainability
School code: 0208
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 67-05A
主題 Political Science, Public Administration
Urban and Regional Planning
Alt Author University of Southern California
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