Tourism policy implementation and society

KRUTWAYSHO, Oratai and BRAMWELL, Bill (2010). Tourism policy implementation and society. Annals of Tourism Research, 37 (3), 670-691.

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Tourism policy implementation is examined in this paper using a society-centred, relational approach. It considers policy within its societal context, including the economy, governance, politics and culture, and it focuses on exploring the reciprocal interactions affecting tourism policy implementation in Phuket, Thailand. Difficulties in the application of three tourism-related policies are assessed for this island. It is shown how their implementation involved relations and bargaining power between actors pursuing their interests. There were tensions around the state’s various structural roles, the impacts of policies on business performance, local compared with national priorities, local government legitimacy and support, hierarchical policy processes, and patron-client relations. Wider implications for future research on policy implementation are identified in the final discussion.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: UoA26
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Sheffield Business School Research Institute > Service Sector Management
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Depositing User: Rebecca Jones
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2012 10:39
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2018 12:24

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