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dc.contributor.authorO'Fallon, Carolyn E.
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-29T23:58:09Z
dc.date.available2010-03-29T23:58:09Z
dc.date.issued1994
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/1578
dc.description.abstractVery few meta-theoretical frameworks have been applied to the field of tourism studies despite the vast amount of literature produced. In this thesis a public choice theoretical framework is applied to tourism to evaluate central government roles in providing tourism-related goods, services and amenities. Public choice theory provides several rationales for government involvement in providing certain goods, as well as explanations of why government roles exceed those that would normally be considered optimal in terms of the theory. These explanations are largely based on the premise that individuals—namely politicians, bureaucrats, and those with special interests—act rationally to maximise their self-interest in all activities, including those carried out by central government. Tourism-related products are defined and a typology, based on their characteristics while being consumed, is developed. A framework is constructed to assess the role of government in tourism generally. This framework is used to survey and critique central government involvement, in 1989, in producing tourism related goods in New Zealand, Denmark, Hong Kong, Ireland, and Singapore. In addition, the changing government roles in New Zealand from 1989-1992 are described and analysed, particularly since one basis of the changes was the adoption and implementation by central government of an analytical framework incorporating public choice theory. Conclusions are drawn about the usefulness of public choice theory in analysing the provision of tourism-related goods by central government.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln Universityen
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjecttourismen
dc.subjectrole of governmenten
dc.subjectcentral governmenten
dc.subjecttourism productsen
dc.subjecttourism experiencesen
dc.subjectpublic choice theoryen
dc.subjecttourism regulationen
dc.subjecttourism managementen
dc.subjectsurveysen
dc.titleThe role of central government in tourism: A public choice perspectiveen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.grantorLincoln Universityen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::350000 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services::350500 Tourismen
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::360000 Policy and Political Science::360200 Policy and Administration::360201 Public policyen
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::360000 Policy and Political Science::360200 Policy and Administration::360201 Public policyen
lu.thesis.supervisorSimmons, David
lu.thesis.supervisorPerkins, Harvey
lu.thesis.supervisorStephens, Bob
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Social Science, Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Sporten
dc.rights.accessRightsDigital thesis can be viewed by current staff and students of Lincoln University only. Print copy available for reading in Lincoln University Library. May be available through inter-library loan.en


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