Rethinking Tourism and Development provides a critical analysis of the tourism industry's impact on development and the environment. While tourism contributes significantly to the global economy, it also generates environmental costs that can no longer be ignored. This book challenges the conventional paradigm of sustainable tourism development and proposes a radical new approach to address the negative impacts of tourism centred on degrowth.
This cutting-edge book explores and advances contemporary geographical understandings of resistance. Calling for geographers to focus on the emergence of resistance and to avoid making assumptions on the forms it takes, chapters critically interrogate concepts of resistance and illustrate the political potential of re-thinking them.
Offering a concise and coherent look at geopolitics and security in the Arctic, this book analyses how the High North has become central to the security interaction between NATO and Russia, and between China and the United States. Featuring contributions from top scholars in the field, this insightful it also highlights the key issues surrounding the formation of Norwegian foreign and security policy in the north.
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It is free to read, download and share on Elgaronline.com. Shedding light on the
future of urban spaces, this path-breaking book is a significant contribution to
contemporary climate change scholarship. It synthesizes interdisciplinary research
with practical policy, putting an emphasis on positive environmental and socially
just outcomes and urban regeneration.
Interdisciplinary in its approach, with expert contributors from diverse backgrounds, Resilience and Regional Development brings to light the significance of multiple dimensions of resilience and its implications for the economy.
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Nature-based solutions (NBS) are increasingly being adopted to address climate change, health, and urban sustainability, yet ensuring they are effective and inclusive remains a challenge. Addressing these challenges through chapters by leading experts in both global south and north contexts, this forward-looking book advances the science of NBS in cities and discusses the frontiers for next-generation urban NBS.
This insightful book investigates the role of the UN Secretariat in an era of significant global power shifts. It argues that though UN staff can shape political outcomes towards their own ideals and the UN’s institutional mission, their powers are limited by member states seeking to influence and control the Secretariat.
This illuminating book is a republican critique of the current system of global
governance and its failure to address key global problems. With a republican account
of international political theory which transcends these prevailing forms of global
governance, it develops republican forms of leadership and citizenship to inform the
creation of a stronger system of formal international organisations.
Global in its outlook, this Research Agenda systematically reviews and critiques existing research on sustainable cities, calling for greater engagement with a diversity of perspectives. It interrogates foundational assumptions in the field and offers reframed perspectives on sustainability. Chapters also explore diverse approaches, actors and domains, locating emerging dynamics and new directions for practitioners.
This timely book introduces the tourist as a non-state actor on the international political stage. Discussing the ways in which tourism has enabled political dynamics to unfold and shape political affairs, Katerina Antoniou suggests how tourist activity can be used to foster inclusive and empowering political conduct.