Tourism and the Globalisation of Fear: Analysing the Politics of Risk and (in)Security in Global Travel

  title={Tourism and the Globalisation of Fear: Analysing the Politics of Risk and (in)Security in Global Travel},
  author={Raoul V. Bianchi},
  journal={Tourism and Hospitality Research},
  pages={64 - 74}
  • R. Bianchi
  • Published 1 November 2006
  • Political Science
  • Tourism and Hospitality Research
International tourism represents the apotheosis of consumer capitalism and Western modernity, based on an apparently seamless harmony between the free movement of people, merchandise and capital. However, as the growing insecurities engendered by the globalisation of terrorism and military interventionism, as well as targeted attacks on foreign tourists in certain parts of the world illustrate, the liberal calculus of unhindered mobility, political stability and the unfettered expansion of the… 
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