Tourism policy making: the policymakers' perspectives

Stevenson, N., Airey, D. and Miller, G. 2008. Tourism policy making: the policymakers' perspectives. Annals of Tourism Research. 35 (3), pp. 732-750.

TitleTourism policy making: the policymakers' perspectives
AuthorsStevenson, N., Airey, D. and Miller, G.
Abstract

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.

KeywordsPolicy, people, communication, negotiation
JournalAnnals of Tourism Research
Journal citation35 (3), pp. 732-750
ISSN0160-7383
YearJul 2008
PublisherElsevier
FileStevenson_Airey_Miller_2008_final_author.pdf
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1016/j.annals.2008.05.002
Publication dates
PublishedJul 2008

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