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Neoliberalising Nature: global networks and ecotourism development in Madagascar

Duffy, Rosaleen (2008) 'Neoliberalising Nature: global networks and ecotourism development in Madagascar.' Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 16 (3). pp. 327-345.

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Abstract

This paper places the development of ecotourism in the wider debates about neoliberalism and the commodification of nature. It argues that ecotourism is one means by which nature is progressively neoliberalised. In order to explore these theoretical debates, it uses the case of ecotourism development in Madagascar, and it examines the power dynamics produced by the complex global networks involved in promoting and implementing ecotourism. It pays particular attention especially to the increasingly close relationship between international environmental non-government organisations(NGOs) and the World Bank, and what implications such power dynamics hold for meanings and practices of participation in community-based natural resource management.

Item Type: Articles
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Development Studies
ISSN: 09669582
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.1080/09669580802154124
Depositing User: Rosaleen Duffy
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2013 16:27
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/17785

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