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Mandatory Fields
O'Brien, A
2012
April
Annals of Tourism Research
WASTING A GOOD CRISIS Developmental Failure and Irish Tourism Since 2008
Published
21 ()
Optional Fields
POLITICAL-SCIENCE POLICY TURKEY
39
1138
1155
Irish tourism's growth trajectory collapsed dramatically in 2008. By 2010, while every other European destination had returned to growth the Irish crisis endured. This paper examines the politics of tourism development that underpinned the crisis. Wilson's (2000) policy regime model is applied to map the state and private sector interactions that led to developmental failure. It is argued that the policy paradigm that informed the vision for industry recovery, the policy goals that emerged post crisis and the organisational structures and power arrangements that existed between the state and the industry coalitions involved with Irish tourism during the crisis of 2008 were far from optimum to the task of returning the industry to growth.
OXFORD
0160-7383
10.1016/j.annals.2011.12.008
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