Actors, power, and discourses of growth limits

BRAMWELL, B. (2006). Actors, power, and discourses of growth limits. Annals of tourism research, 33 (4), 957-978.

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Link to published version:: 10.1016/j.annals.2006.04.001

Abstract

Interventions in a public debate about government policies to limit tourism growth in Malta are evaluated from an actor perspective on political economy. Attempts to influence growth policies are examined for their discourses, knowledge frameworks, and relative influence on the government. Government-related organizations led one intervention advocating sustainable development, but actually it was much affected by business considerations and technical rationality. A second effort by a heritage organization emphasized environmental concerns, but this lacked power to influence official policies. While a trade association had more direct influence on government, its call to halt hotel construction appears more influenced by concerns about profitability than conservation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: growth limits, actors, knowledge frameworks, discourses, Malta
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Sheffield Business School Research Institute > Tourism, Hospitality, Events and Food
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.annals.2006.04.001
Depositing User: Ann Betterton
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2008
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2014 15:42
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/838

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