Are we any closer to sustainable development? Listening to active stakeholder discourses of tourism development in the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve, South Africa.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620539
Title:
Are we any closer to sustainable development? Listening to active stakeholder discourses of tourism development in the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve, South Africa.
Authors:
Lyon, Andrew; Hunter-Jones, Philippa; Warnaby, Gary
Abstract:
‘Biosphere reserve’ is a United Nations (UN) designation stipulating that a region should attempt to follow the principles of sustainable development (SD). This paper adopts a stakeholder analysis framework to analyse the discourses of those tourism stakeholders who can actively affect SD in the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve (WBR), South Africa. Adopting an inductive qualitative methodology generated multiple research themes which were subsequently analysed using critical discourse analysis (CDA) techniques. These themes indicate that seeking SD in biosphere reserves is problematical when there are distinct ideological differences between active stakeholder groups and power relations are unequal. Adopting CDA allows us to make some sense of why this is the case as the technique appreciates not only how tourism development occurs, but also why it occurs in a particular way. This paper adds to the literature on stakeholder analysis in tourism specifically and also has wider implications for SD more generally.
Affiliation:
University of Chester; University of Liverpool; Manchester Metropolitan University
Citation:
Lyon, A., Hunter-Jones, P., & Warnaby, G. (2017). Are we any closer to sustainable development? Listening to active stakeholder discourses of tourism development in the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve, South Africa. Tourism Management, 61, 234-247. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2017.01.010
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Tourism Management
Publication Date:
24-Feb-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620539
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2017.01.010
Additional Links:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0261517717300109
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0261-5177
EISSN:
0261-5177
Appears in Collections:
Chester Business School

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dc.contributor.authorLyon, Andrewen
dc.contributor.authorHunter-Jones, Philippaen
dc.contributor.authorWarnaby, Garyen
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-15T15:43:14Z-
dc.date.available2017-06-15T15:43:14Z-
dc.date.issued2017-02-24-
dc.identifier.citationLyon, A., Hunter-Jones, P., & Warnaby, G. (2017). Are we any closer to sustainable development? Listening to active stakeholder discourses of tourism development in the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve, South Africa. Tourism Management, 61, 234-247. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2017.01.010en
dc.identifier.issn0261-5177-
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2017.01.010-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620539-
dc.description.abstract‘Biosphere reserve’ is a United Nations (UN) designation stipulating that a region should attempt to follow the principles of sustainable development (SD). This paper adopts a stakeholder analysis framework to analyse the discourses of those tourism stakeholders who can actively affect SD in the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve (WBR), South Africa. Adopting an inductive qualitative methodology generated multiple research themes which were subsequently analysed using critical discourse analysis (CDA) techniques. These themes indicate that seeking SD in biosphere reserves is problematical when there are distinct ideological differences between active stakeholder groups and power relations are unequal. Adopting CDA allows us to make some sense of why this is the case as the technique appreciates not only how tourism development occurs, but also why it occurs in a particular way. This paper adds to the literature on stakeholder analysis in tourism specifically and also has wider implications for SD more generally.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0261517717300109en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subjectSustainable development;en
dc.subjectActive stakeholdersen
dc.subjectCritical discourse analysisen
dc.subjectSouth Africaen
dc.titleAre we any closer to sustainable development? Listening to active stakeholder discourses of tourism development in the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve, South Africa.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn0261-5177-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chester; University of Liverpool; Manchester Metropolitan Universityen
dc.identifier.journalTourism Managementen
dc.date.accepted2017-01-10-
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