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Title: An investigation into the interrelationship between tourism and cultural policy in the discourse of urban regeneration : case studies in Birmingham and Liverpool
Author: Lee, Chang-Bin
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2007
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In recent years, tourism and cultural policy have been seen as an important means of the revival of many western cities. A number of post-industrial cities- some whose principal concern is of improving their economic and physical structures and of transforming their image- have adopted these means as a key element of urban regeneration. This research examines two case studies featuring urban regeneration strategies that have been instrumental in developing tourism and cultural policy and the thinking behind them. Focusing on the case studies of Birmingham and Liverpool, it critically investigates the interrelationship that emerges between tourism and the use of high-profile projects and cultural industries in the discourse of urban regeneration. This research considers four research questions- their concepts as elements in urban policy, the nature of cultural policy and its influence on tourism activities, their implementation associated with place promotion activities, and the effectiveness of cultural policy to develop tourism provision- as constituent parts of a wider justification for the existence of this interrelationship. The findings demonstrate that there is indeed a strong interrelationship between tourism and cultural policy in the discourse of urban regeneration. This research contributes to an emerging and structured dialogue between tourism studies and cultural policy studies to broaden out what has been so far developed in that existing body of knowledge relating to regeneration strategies.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: G Geography (General) ; HD Industries. Land use. Labor ; HT Communities. Classes. Races