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    Wasting a good crisis: Developmental Failure and Irish Tourism Since 2008

    O'Brien, Anne (2012) Wasting a good crisis: Developmental Failure and Irish Tourism Since 2008. Annals of Tourism Research, 39 (2). pp. 1138-1155. ISSN 0160-7383

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    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.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: development; crisis; politics; policy regimes; state;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > School of English, Media & Theatre Studies > Media Studies
    Item ID: 11858
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    Depositing User: Anne O'Brien
    Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2019 17:50
    Journal or Publication Title: Annals of Tourism Research
    Publisher: Elsevier Masson
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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