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Tourism in European microstates and dependencies: geopolitics, scale and resource limitations.

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This book is about tourism and its multidimensional relationships with some aspects of state geopolitics as manifested on the ground in mini microstates and other anomalous territories in Europe. Chapters 1 and 2 provide conceptual grounding for studying irregular territories and microstates and supranationalism in Europe. Chapters 3-7 look specifically at the five mini states (mini microstates) i...

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Chapter 11 (Page no: 154)

Vulnerability, dependency and touristic appeal: the costs and benefits of smallness and marginality.

This chapter discusses the costs and benefits of tourism associated with smallness and marginality, under the conceptual umbrella of vulnerabilities of size, overdependence, lack of power, lack of recognition, and the appeal of 'otherness'. Despite the vulnerabilities brought about by smallness and liminality, small and unusual areas are thriving tourist destinations. Their spatial, political and/or social isolation determines much of their appeal, successfully accentuating their differentness in culture, heritage and history, and forming unique tourism products that would not likely emerge in larger states.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Europe's smallest states and anomalous geographical areas. Author(s): Timothy, D. J.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 15) Transfrontier relationships in Europe. Author(s): Timothy, D. J.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 24) The Pyrenean co-principality of Andorra. Author(s): Timothy, D. J.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 36) Europe's Alpine mini state: the Principality of Liechtenstein. Author(s): Timothy, D. J.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 48) Large luxury and tiny grandeur: the principality of Monaco. Author(s): Timothy, D. J.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 63) More than just a mountain: the Republic of San Marino. Author(s): Timothy, D. J.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 73) Vatican City: the smallest country on earth but probably the most visited. Author(s): Timothy, D. J.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 87) Europe's autonomous regions, dependencies and overseas territories. Author(s): Timothy, D. J.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 109) International exclaves and extraterritorial places. Author(s): Timothy, D. J.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 136) Unrecognized polities: the de facto states and micronations of Europe. Author(s): Timothy, D. J.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 170) Perspectives on tourism and small polities in Europe. Author(s): Timothy, D. J.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2020
  • ISBN
  • 9781789243109
  • Record Number
  • 20203524521