Shadow players: Ecotourism development, corruption and state politics in Belize

  title={Shadow players: Ecotourism development, corruption and state politics in Belize},
  author={Rosaleen Duffy},
  journal={Third World Quarterly},
  pages={549 - 565}
  • R. Duffy
  • Published 1 June 2000
  • Political Science
  • Third World Quarterly
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