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Chapter 10 Global Development

DOI: 10.23912/9781911396437-3651

ISBN: 9781911396437

Published: November 2017

Component type: chapter

Published in: Geography of Tourism

Parent DOI: 10.23912/9781911396437-3402



Global development is a process that has been occurring since human history began. However, a key aspect of this development, particularly within the last 250 years is that it is not even development in all places. Some countries developed manufacturing industries over 100 years before others. Many countries now have more important service sectors of their economies than manufacturing industry sectors. Nevertheless, a number of countries, even today, have developed relatively little in the way of manufacturing industry or services. This has resulted in a very uneven balance of development in global terms. This chapter looks at the processes that have led to global development, as well as important theories about this complex process. It also locates tourism within the context of global development.

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  • Peter Mason, London South Bank University; Ecole Superieure Hotellerie (Author)

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Mason, P. (2017) "Chapter 10 Global Development" In: Mason, P. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/9781911396437-3651


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