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Tourism policy making: the policymakers' perspectives

Stevenson, Nancy and Airey, David and Miller, Graham (2008) Tourism policy making: the policymakers' perspectives. Annals of Tourism Research, 35 (3). pp. 732-750. ISSN 0160-7383


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2008.05.002


This research explores tourism policy making, from the perspectives of policy makers using grounded theory. It focuses on Leeds, a city in the North of England, which is characterized by its turbulent environment. The paper identifies themes around policy making, including low status, lack of clarity, uncertainty, lack of consensus and congruence and complexity. Its findings indicate policy making is essentially a social process, involving communication and negotiation between people in the context of wider change. It suggests a social conceptualization, and further research to investigate the communications involved in producing policy rather than the current research focus on the tangible outputs of the process such as a plan or a physical development.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Policy, people, communication, negotiation
Research Community:University of Westminster > Architecture and the Built Environment, School of
ID Code:5499
Deposited On:12 Sep 2008 15:48
Last Modified:11 Aug 2010 15:34

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