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Dependency and agency in peripheral tourism development

Dependency and agency in peripheral tourism development

Chaperon, Samantha ORCID: 0000-0001-8514-7447 and Bramwell, Bill (2013) Dependency and agency in peripheral tourism development. Annals of Tourism Research, 40 (1). pp. 132-154. ISSN 0160-7383 (doi:

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The notion of dependency provides useful insights into tourism’s relationships between peripheral and core regions. Overly simple applications of this idea can be deterministic, however, suggesting that tourism development inevitably entails exploitation of the periphery by the core. This study in peripheral tourism development in relation to human agency, strategic calculation and strategic selectivity. These relationships are evaluated for tourism’s core-periphery relations between a main island and a nearby smaller and more peripheral island. It was found that the peripheral island of Gozo exhibited dependency on the main island of Malta, but Gozo’s actors also exerted agency within various constraints. Consideration is given to both economic and political dimensions of these relationships.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: tourism development; dependency; core-periphery relations; agency; island tourism
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Marketing, Events & Tourism
Faculty of Business > Tourism Research Centre
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