By Michael Clancy
What function does the kingdom have over nationwide improvement inside of an more and more globalized financial system? additionally, how will we conceive 'nationality' during times of swift fiscal and social swap spurred on by means of globalization? via interpreting tourism within the Republic of eire over the last two decades, Michael Clancy addresses those questions of nationwide id formation, in addition to delivering an in depth knowing of the political economic climate of tourism and improvement. to start with, he explores the position that tourism has performed in Ireland's dramatic fiscal transformation from the 'poor guy of Europe' to 1 of the richest. whereas many classes were taken from the so-called 'Celtic Tiger' to be utilized to different constructing international locations, the position that tourism has performed has been mostly neglected. This ebook argues that tourism performed a massive half during this luck. Clancy additionally locates tourism inside of broader theoretical debates concerning improvement, in particular at the function of the kingdom and globalizing industries. Separate chapters (on lodges and airways) express that globalization proceeds in an asymmetric demeanour, providing various possibilities and constraints for improvement. The publication additionally makes use of tourism as a lens for gazing nationwide identification formation in a interval of quick swap. Tourism markets the country as a commodity, not only for travelers, yet for its personal electorate. eire has been on the leading edge of branding the country, introducing 'Tourism model eire' in 1996. Tracing the evolution of this model permits an exam of ways the kingdom conceives of itself.
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Development and National Identity under Globalization 21 Some analysts, however, challenge this view, arguing that under globalization, states continue to possess significant developmental choices. Breznitz (2007) goes further than most, contending the globalization has actually increased the range of policy options for late developers. He is critical of previous statist literature, arguing it is overly structuralist in nature: States exhibiting particular structural characteristics (state autonomy and capacity) are able to adopt specific development strategies and those without such characteristics are not (Breznitz 2007, 14-16).
Although early studies of nationalism see “the nation” as fixed or given, more recent work views national identity as a contingent, and political project. Modernists such as Gellner (1983) and Hobsbawm (1990) place the rise of nationalism within a historical context, linking it with capitalism and advances in technology. Benedict Anderson (1991; 1992) Development and National Identity under Globalization 25 introduces the power of narrative by calling the national community “imagined,” but he, too, situates the rise of nationalism to capitalism and technological advances.
2) How do we distinguish ourselves from others? 3) Where did we come from, and 4) Where are we going? Branding, as with all national narratives, will contain elements answers for each question, but will likely focus on one or two. Finally, we need to examine the functional role that this new conception of the nation holds. What does this reformulated national identity promise for citizens? Conclusion The remaining chapters in the book flush out these conceptual issues in detail. Chapters 3 and 4 place the role of the state and tourism within the larger story of the Celtic Tiger.