Adaptation To A Changing Climate In The Arab Countries

Author: Dorte Verner
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821394592
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Adaptation To A Changing Climate In The Arab Countries from the Author: Dorte Verner. The Arab region already suffers adverse consequences from climate change. This book provides information on climate change and its impact, as well as technical guidance on climate adaptation options for policy makers.

Cultural Tourism

Author: Department of Leisure Studies Greg Richards
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136792341
Size: 65.69 MB
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Cultural Tourism from the Author: Department of Leisure Studies Greg Richards. For many nations around the world, cultural tourism is not only a major industry but also a support for national identity and a means for preserving heritage. Cultural Tourism: Global and Local Perspectives brings together in one volume interdisciplinary explorations of cultural tourism from leading international authorities in different locations around the world. Experts from the Cultural Tourism Research Group of the Association for Tourism and Leisure Education (ATLAS) discuss major issues that have emerged from the ATLAS research program over the past decade. Students and practitioners can examine important global and local issues such as authenticity, 'placelessness', the changing relationships between local communities and tourists, the changing meaning of religious heritage, festivals, and special events. 72 figures and tables make complex information easy to access and understand.

Tourism And Hospitality In The 21st Century

Author: S Medlik
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136353984
Size: 63.19 MB
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Tourism And Hospitality In The 21st Century from the Author: S Medlik. 'Tourism and Hospitality in the 21st Century' is a collection of essays which consider the future of tourism and hospitality. The international team of contributors represent a wide range of interests involved in tourism and hospitality. Divided into three parts, this book analyses: · Global dimensions, patterns and trends -demographic, social, economic and technical · Regional development of such areas as Africa, Asia, Europe and America, among others · The future of various sectors within the industries - such as transport, tourist attractions, coastal resorts and timesharing. 'Tourism and Hospitality in the 21st Century' is suitable for: senior personnel in private and public sector tourism and hospitality operations; international and national official tourism bodies and other organizations; universities and other higher education institutions; universitties and other higher education institutions; consultancy; finance, construction and supply industries; and as a reference point for students.

International Tourism Development And The Gulf Cooperation Council States

Author: Marcus L. Stephenson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317690877
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International Tourism Development And The Gulf Cooperation Council States from the Author: Marcus L. Stephenson. This book examines the challenges facing the development of tourism in the six member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC): Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This region, which largely comprises the Arabian Peninsula, possesses some of the fastest growing economies in the world and is remarkably unique. It shares similar associations and affinities: tribal histories, royal kinship, political associations, Bedu cultural roots, Islamic heritage, rapid urbanization, oil wealth, rentier dynamics, state capitalist structures, migrant labour, economic diversification policies and institutional restructuring. Therefore, this volume takes the study of tourism away from its normative unit of analysis, where tourism in the region is being examined within the context of the Middle East and the wider Islamic and Arab world, towards an enquiry focusing on a specific geo-political territory and socially defined region. Although international tourism development in the region embodies a range of challenges, complexities and conflicts, which are deeply contextualized in this volume, the approach overall does not endorse the normative ‘Gulf bashing’ position that has predominated within the critical enquiries in the region. It presents a forward-looking and realistic assessment of international tourism development, examining development potentialities and constructive ways forward for GCC states and the region as a whole. This edited volume provides a real attempt to examine critically ways in which tourism and its development intersect with the socio-cultural, economic, political, environmental and industrial change that is taking place in the region. By doing so, the book provides a theoretically engaged analysis of the social transformations and discourses that shape our contemporary understanding of tourism development within the GCC region. Moreover, it deciphers tourism development’s role within the context of the GCC states undergoing rapid transformation, urbanization, ultra-modernization, internationalization and globalization. In addition to state-specific illustrations and destination case studies, the work provides insights into relatable themes associated with international tourism development in the region, such as tourism’s relationship with religion, heritage and identity, the environment and sustainability, mobility and cross-border movements, the transport industry, image production and destination branding, mega-development and political stability and instability. The book combines theory with diverse case study illustrations, drawing on disciplinary knowledge from such fields as sociology, political economy and social geography. This timely and original contribution is essential reading for students, researchers and academics in the field of tourism studies and related subject areas, along with those who have regional interests in Middle East studies, including Gulf and Arabian Peninsula studies.

Public Administration And Policy In The Middle East

Author: Alexander R. Dawoody
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1493915533
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Public Administration And Policy In The Middle East from the Author: Alexander R. Dawoody. The various and different Middle Eastern countries are addressing new key reform and governance reform processes but also administration and policy issues of enduring importance; decentralization and local government, non-profit organizations, political culture, and reform of the policy process. This book provides assessment of national strategies for reform in public administration and policy, how these strategies have fared in implementation; and what challenges must be overcome to achieve real and sustainable progress. Seven country case studies will explore the overall policy-making process from a critical perspective and consider how it could be strengthened. Four cases will deal with the controversial issues of decentralization of power and decision-making. Two cases will address the role of civil society in the policymaking and reform process. Introductory and concluding chapters will place these discussions in context and draw the primary lessons for policy-makers. The main objectives of the book are to present different examples of specific public policy and administration, as well as governance issues in the Middle East so that policymakers (both in the region and the world who are interested in the Middle East), as well as practitioners, scholars and graduate students can utilize the book as a study guide to better understand various dynamics in governance in the Middle East. This approach will enable the volume to bridge global perspectives on governance development with regional perspectives and experience, bringing shared expertise, intellectual inquisitiveness, and experience in the professional practice of public policy and administration to bear on these common challenges.

Managing Across Cultures

Author: Mohamed Branine
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446210316
Size: 44.22 MB
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Managing Across Cultures from the Author: Mohamed Branine. Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here Managing across Cultures introduces the concepts, policies and practices of managing resources in different socioeconomic, political and cultural contexts. It is structured on a country-by-country basis to allow a closer and more rigorous examination of the factors that influence labour market trends, organization and employment policies and practices in specific countries. The book: - includes dedicated chapters on emerging economies in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America - provides an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings and the practical implications of different national approaches to management in a clear and coherent style -packed with case studies and examples from a wide range of geographical contexts - contains learning features such as: learning objectives; tasks; summaries; suggestions for further reading; and revision questions.

The Arab World

Author: Henry T. Azzam
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781860648168
Size: 66.71 MB
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The Arab World from the Author: Henry T. Azzam. Henry Azzam here examines the options for each Arab state and provides data on their individual economies, banking, stock and bond markets. He provides information on Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia, presenting a detailed overview of their economic performance, fiscal and monetary policies and growth prospects.