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Ecotourism, NGOS and Development

Ecotourism, NGOS and Development common within tourism studies, repre- Book Reviews sents a more positivist approach to dis- cussing sustainability and its application to tourism, rather than any attempt at rig- orous theoretical criticism. This is a useful Jim Butcher. Abingdon: Routledge, insight and it is not necessary to agree with the conclusions of this book to recognise 2007. Pp. 208. ISBN10 0-415-39367-1 this assessment of the limited discussions (hbk): £75.00. of sustainable tourism to date. Debates within tourism studies over what Through analysing existing discourses constitutes appropriate sustainable ap- of ecotourism and the wider sustainable proaches to tourism development are com- tourism literature, Ecotourism, NGOs and mon; yet it is rare for a contribution to Development situates the advocacy of eco- take issue with the actual principles of sus- tourism ICDPs within broader discussions tainable tourism discourse. In doing so, of conservation and development. It is Ecotourism, NGOs and Development is an established that neo-populist themes in- ambitious and thought-provoking book. corporating local community participation Many of the themes explored in this is central to the advocacy of ecotourism book develop in more detail discussions ICDPs in the rural developing world. Butcher explored in his earlier work The Butcher argues that ecotourism http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Sustainable Tourism Taylor & Francis

Ecotourism, NGOS and Development

Journal of Sustainable Tourism , Volume 16 (5): 3 – Sep 8, 2008
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1747-7646
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0966-9582
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common within tourism studies, repre- Book Reviews sents a more positivist approach to dis- cussing sustainability and its application to tourism, rather than any attempt at rig- orous theoretical criticism. This is a useful Jim Butcher. Abingdon: Routledge, insight and it is not necessary to agree with the conclusions of this book to recognise 2007. Pp. 208. ISBN10 0-415-39367-1 this assessment of the limited discussions (hbk): £75.00. of sustainable tourism to date. Debates within tourism studies over what Through analysing existing discourses constitutes appropriate sustainable ap- of ecotourism and the wider sustainable proaches to tourism development are com- tourism literature, Ecotourism, NGOs and mon; yet it is rare for a contribution to Development situates the advocacy of eco- take issue with the actual principles of sus- tourism ICDPs within broader discussions tainable tourism discourse. In doing so, of conservation and development. It is Ecotourism, NGOs and Development is an established that neo-populist themes in- ambitious and thought-provoking book. corporating local community participation Many of the themes explored in this is central to the advocacy of ecotourism book develop in more detail discussions ICDPs in the rural developing world. Butcher explored in his earlier work The Butcher argues that ecotourism

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Published: Sep 8, 2008

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