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Author : Keith Henning
School/Work Place : Adelphi University, USA
Contact : henning@adelphi.edu
Year : 2007

In spite of the trend towards business as a key element in society and tourism, governments still play an important role in the sustainable development debate. Like any social institution, governments and related organizations do not always function effectively. When they do not, for some reason, we (academics, business people, government officials and the general public) often argue that the solution is to impose a "made in business" solution. However, given the different goals of government and the business sector, that approach may not be appropriate or necessarily successful.

This paper develops a “made in government” solution to a public institution that was not functioning well. The solution had direct impact on the sustainable development of a major national park and international tourist destination – Banff National Park, Canada. It was a creative solution that also addressed a sustainable development issue; that of providing education to people in order to develop their knowledge of the sustainable development management of natural resources. Richard Sharpley (2000) identified one of the requirements for sustainable development to be “the adoption of a new social paradigm relevant to sustainable living” (Sharpley, 2000, p. 13), which necessitates learning and hence communication.


List of Articles
No. Subject Views Datesort
7 Think Tank XV Deconstruction of Man-nature Dialogue Nexus: A Critica... file 2479 Jul 27, 2015

The relationship between man and nature dates back to the millennia. The intimacy of man-nature interaction increased with decreasing healthy nature, as man’s insatiable desire to know and control nature as a commodity becomes more dynamical...

Author: Michael Kweku Commeh 

Year: 2015 

6 Think Tank XIV Tourism Concessions in National Parks: Neo-liberal Too... file 3535 Jun 26, 2014

For the tourism sector the government aims to “Grow the number of new business opportunities on public conservation land in order to deliver increased economic prosperity and conservation gain” (New Zealand Government, 2012: 23). In relation...

Author: Valentina Dinica 

Year: 2014 

5 Think Tank XIII The Politics of Community-Based Tourism Planning in th... file 2796 Nov 06, 2013

The management of protected areas has to deal with a wide range of challenges, amongst these, a growing array of social, political and economic expectations. In this regard, protected areas are increasingly expected to particularly serve as ...

Author: Anna Hübner & Truong Si Hong Chau 

Year: 2013 

4 Think Tank IX Developing a knowledge platform on value of parks for ... file 1962 Oct 13, 2013

National Parks and other protected natural areas are a significant point of focus for tourism activity globally. Consequently it is important to understand the values of parks for tourism to assist with effective policy, planning and manage...

Author: Michael Hughes & Jack Carlsen 

Year: 2009 

» Think Tank VII The Community of Communicators and the Communication o... file 7683 Oct 13, 2013

In spite of the trend towards business as a key element in society and tourism, governments still play an important role in the sustainable development debate. Like any social institution, governments and related organizations do not always ...

Author: Keith Henning 

Year: 2007 

2 Think Tank VI National Park as a Social Corporation file 2231 Oct 13, 2013

The issue is discussed how authorities of National Parks that aim to preserve biosphere can enlarge income. A review indicates that many Parks generate high income from tourism. A Dutch case illustrates that one can find sustainable innovat...

Author: Yoram Krozer & Else Christensen-Redzepovic 

Year: 2006 

1 Think Tank VI Corporate Social Responsibility or Government Interven... file 7585 Oct 13, 2013

Implicit in notions of sustainable development is an holistic triple bottom line approach that seeks to preserve essential ecological processes, protect human heritage and biodiversity and foster inter and intra-generational equity whilst r...

Author: David Wood & Jack Carlsen 

Year: 2006 

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