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Political (in)stability and its influence on tourism development.

  This paper explores ways in which the context of economic and social renewal in the aftermath of
political conflict affects tourism development. The primary research took place in Bosnia and Herzegovina
(B&H) and involved minimally structured interviews, participant observation and researcher
reflexivity. The findings suggest that the cumbersome administration and governance introduced in
order to cease political conflict in B&H, needs to be redeveloped in order to become more supportive of
economic development and social renewal since it does not enable collaboration between divided
communities. Nevertheless, the tourism sector mainly appears to be ahead of other sectors in B&H when
it comes to collaboration between sides which were previously in conflict. Tourism is thus assessed as
fertile ground for a more collaborative approach. In B&H, tourism development must go beyond
economic regeneration and inscribe this collaborative element in its attempts to achieve both economic
regeneration, and reconciliation between its people.

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    31 January 2013

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    GV Recreation Leisure

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    338.4791 Tourist industry


Causevic, S. & Lynch, P. (2013). Political (in)stability and its influence on tourism development. Tourism Management. 34, 146-157. doi:10.1016/j.tourman.2012.04.006. ISSN 0261-5177



Post-conflict destinations; Social reconciliation; Economic renewal; Positive peace; Negative peace; tourism development; Tourism development;

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