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Tourism Development in Post-Soviet Nations

From Communism to Capitalism

Editors: Slocum, Susan L., Klitsounova, Valeria (Eds.)

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  • Provides a comprehensive research-related book to inform the opportunities and challenges facing former communist countries in tourism development  
  • Demonstrates that tourism can be treated as a vehicle for the implementation of new values
  • Connects the non-homogeneous transformation pathways in the various countries of the former Eastern Bloc to differing national identity projects
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Former communist countries face unique issues in developing and marketing tourism businesses, communities, and attractions because of centralized polices that discouraged international influences. While soviet economies relied on state policies to facilitate community development, the success of capitalism lies in access to a variety of resources, such as the environment, fiscal services, infrastructure, and market knowledge at the local level. Moreover, communal societies potentially possess social capital that can provide unique economic development opportunities. This book incorporates a regional perspective that widens the tourism development debate to include theoretical analyses, applied research, and case studies that document the broader successes and challenges that affect tourism stakeholders and addresses the necessary elements that facilitate a comprehensive tourism development strategy in emerging and transitioning former communist countries.

About the authors

Susan L. Slocum is Associate Professor in the Department of Tourism and Event Management at George Mason University, USA. She studies sustainable tourism development and policy, specifically working with farmers and rural communities in the UK, Tanzania, Belarus, and the Intermountain Western United States.  She is the co-author of six books and numerous journal articles, including two textbooks.

Valeria Klitsounova is Associate Professor at Belarusian State University, Belarus and Chair of the Board for the Belarusian Association of Agro-Ecotourism NGO "Country Escape." Valeria has published 3 books, including a textbook about agro-ecotourism. 


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“Authors from nine former socialist and communist countries explore the tourism transformations and adaptations after the collapse of socialism in 1989-1990. A must read for anyone interested in tourism behind the former Iron Curtain.” (Tanja Mihalič, Professor, School of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)

“A fascinating contribution to the body of knowledge reflecting on the transition of ex-socialist countries from highly centralized, government-owned tourism services into privately owned, modern and global tourism systems. I strongly recommend reading this book and using it as an important source for academics, practitioners and tourism students.” (Yoel Mansfeld, Professor, Tourism Planning and Development, University of Haifa, Israel)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-11

    Klitsounova, Valeria (et al.)

  • Rural Tourism as a Tool for Sustainable Development: Lessons Learned in Estonia

    Pages 15-29

    Ruukel, Aivar (et al.)

  • From Communism to Capitalism: The Transition of Bulgarian Tourism Sector and Contemporary Discourses

    Pages 31-48

    Stankova, Mariya (et al.)

  • From Centrally Driven Variations to Market-Driven Development: Models of Urban Tourism Evolution in Poland

    Pages 49-66

    Zmyślony, Piotr (et al.)

  • Institutional Challenges in the Development of Tourism in Kazakhstan

    Pages 67-85

    Wroblewski, Slawomir J. (et al.)

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Hardcover 114,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tourism Development in Post-Soviet Nations
Book Subtitle
From Communism to Capitalism
Editors
  • Susan L. Slocum
  • Valeria Klitsounova
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-30715-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-30715-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-30714-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 226
Number of Illustrations
16 b/w illustrations
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