Coastal tourism, environment, and sustainable local development
- Author(s): Ligia Noronha
- Size: 180 mm x 240 mm
- Pages: 464
- Binding: Hardback
- Language: English
- ISBN: 9788179930175
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Rs.200.00 / US $15.00
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'Coastal tourism, environment, and sustainable local development' explores the interface between social and environmental issues relating to coastal tourism. That coastal tourism is highly dependent on nature is not sufficiently understood. This results in an emphasis on promoting tourism without attention to the supporting systems and a classic 'golden goose' problem can ensue. The societal implications of this phenomenon can be serious as tourism can push out other prevalent activities, result in changed skills of the local populace, and effect a change in priorities. This suggests the need for cross-disciplinary perspectives to measure and monitor impacts and manage a coastal tourism that 'lasts'.
This publication is among the products of a research project entitled 'Measuring, monitoring, and managing sustainability: the coastal dimension', supported by the European Union's INCO-DC programme over the period 1998?2002. It has involved three Indian and four European institutes. The contributions reflect a range of disciplines, including sociology, economics, biology, chemistry, hydrology, geography, and botany. The objective is to highlight (1) the interface between social and environmental issues in a coastal tourism context, (2) the issues that need to be considered in planning and managing for coastal development within a sustainability framework, and (3) the need for coastal policy-making to be more stakeholder-sensitive.
This publication provides a comprehensive, accessible account of the analyses, results, and decision tools developed to measure, monitor, and manage coastal tourism developments along sustainable paths and opens up fresh perspectives for the development of sustainable strategies. This book should be of interest to coastal planners, professionals in the tourism industry, researchers, and those interested in developing a ?sustainability science?.
Table of Contents
Introduction and overview
Part 1 Tourism Driver and Coastal Ecosystems
Tourism: spatial dimension and driving force
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