CABI Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Series Series

The Politics Of Religious Tourism

September 2023
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  • Published
    11th September 2023
  • ISBN 9781800621718
  • Language English
  • Pages 232 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"

Addressing a dearth of literature in this area, this book provides a comprehensive overview and framework of study of the politics of religious tourism. Existing work shows awareness that politics is present but the approach has been one of benign neglect, and/or a priori assumptions about the role of politics in the management of sacred sites. Previous literature is fragmented into various perspectives and approaches that best serve different disciplinary interests. By understanding the politics of religious tourism through the various perspectives and approaches from the discipline of political science The Politics of Religious Tourism:

  • Focuses on how power is exercised regarding religious tourism.
  • Looks at the governing institutions of religious tourism including the role of relevant governmental bodies such as ministries of tourism or national tourism boards, ministries of religion and/or culture.
  • Covers the role and influence of religious governing institutions, such as state-supported church/mosque officials, and universities.
It will be of valuable interest to researchers and students of religious tourism, pilgrimage, as well as related subjects such as political science, economics, sociology, tourism and religious studies.

Dino Bozonelos, PhD

Dino Bozonelos, Ph.D. is a lecturer in the Departments of Political Science and Global Studies at California State University, San Marcos, and in the Department of International Business at Kedge Business School. His research interests revolve around global issues, including geopolitics, migration, religious tourism and pilgrimage, religion and politics, and comparative political economy. He has published in several journals, including Politics & Religion and the International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage, and in several edited volumes. He is also the recent coauthor of an open-source textbook, Introduction to Political Science Research Methods, and has been recently awarded a grant to be the lead author for a second open-source textbook, Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics.

Polyxeni Moira, PhD

Polyxeni Moira holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Greece. She has BA degrees in a) Public Administration, b) International and European Studies and c) Communication and Mass Media. She also holds an MSc in Regional Development, Pedagogy and Administrative Law. She has been teaching at higher education over the last 20 years. She is currently Professor at the Department of Tourism Management at University of West Attica in Greece. She is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Aegean, at Harokopion University and the Hellenic Open University. She has published 20 scientific books in the field of tourism and articles in over 20 international and Greek journals.

Religious tourism; Pilgrimage; Sacred sites; Institutional theory; Global governance; World governance; Political economy; National Tourism Organizations; Religious governing authorities; Development policy; Interest groups; Human Rights and Tourism; Congregational Worship; Political Discourse; Politics of Tourism; Access to Religious Tourism; Ministries of Religion; National Tourism Authorities