book chapters

Tourists and Child Sex Tourism


An increase in the number of victims of trafficking suggests there are a growing number of tourists that engage in Child Sex Tourism (CST). Normally associated with pedophilia, a number of child sex tourists are ‘preferentials’, traveling to have sex with minors, or ‘situationals’, simply opportunistic. With the advent of the internet and a rapid increase in low-cost airlines, access to children in developing countries is becoming easier. The tourism industry turns a blind eye or worse market destinations as sensual cultures where friendly and morally-distinct peoples cater to every tourist desire. Despite a plethora of international agreements and national criminal laws, prosecution of offenders is rare. Why is that?


The Galapagos Islands and Governance


Two hundred years after the birth of Charles Darwin, whose theory of evolution was influenced by the Galápagos Islands, we investigate the myriad of institutions that influence the domain’s governance. We provide insight into the complex web of economic, environmental, and social factors that result in a lack of clear direction and thus lead UNESCO to list the Islands as “at-risk” in the past. Using institutional theory, with a specific interest in competing logics or differences in senses of place among the major organizational populations in the Islands, we investigate the context in which the Islands exist. Several forces, both positive and negative, are driving change, and despite attempts to achieve equilibrium in the Islands, governance is in constant flux due to high turnover among key personnel in the organization populations. Instability and lack of continuity exist not only in the domain but also within the organizational populations themselves.

Política Turistica en México y los Resorts Todo Incluido

Tourism Policy in Mexico and All-Inclusive Resorts

¿Por qué el turismo de “sol y playa” ya no beneficia a los destinos que los acogen? ¿Qué es necesario para que el turismo vuelva al servicio de sus amables anfitriones en lugar de subsidiar a los turistas?

Why does ‘sun and beach’ tourism no longer benefit their host destinations? What is necessary for tourism to return to the service of their gracious hosts instead of subsidizing tourists?