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dc.contributor.authorShakeela, Aishath
dc.contributor.authorBecken, Susanne
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-17T12:30:32Z
dc.date.available2017-10-17T12:30:32Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn0966-9582
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09669582.2014.918135
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/63492
dc.description.abstractCoastal tourism destinations are highly vulnerable to climate change risks, including sea-level rise, inundation, and extreme weather events. While such risks pose major challenges to the sustainability of these destinations, they have been insufficiently examined in tourism research. This study uses the social amplification of risk framework as a basis for understanding how climate change risks are perceived and what processes lead to an amplification or attenuation of risk perceptions at management and governance levels. In the context of the extremely low-lyingMaldives, 12 leading tourism stakeholders, including representatives of government, industry, and NGOs, were interviewed to gather empirical data on risk perceptions. Results indicate that, while climate change risks are amplified for international audiences, several factors lead to an attenuation of risks for domestic audiences. As a result, local tourism stakeholders are not immediately concerned, and adaptation measures are woefully inadequate to cope with future climate risks. Detailed reference is made to the policy inertia found, the conflicts inherent in playing down risk in order to attract jobs, profitable tourism investment and tourists, and the equally pressing need to stress risks in order to attract expertise and funds to enable adaptation policies to be designed and funded.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto22
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Sustainable Tourism
dc.relation.ispartofvolumexx
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTourism
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTourism policy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchImpacts of tourism
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTourism management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman geography not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3508
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode440713
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode350801
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode350803
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode440699
dc.titleUnderstanding Tourism Leaders’ Perceptions of Risks from Climate Change: An Assessment of Policy-Making Processes in the Maldives Using the Social Amplification of Risk Framework (SARF)
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorShakeela, Aishath
gro.griffith.authorBecken, Susanne


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