On the Edge of Crisis: Contending Perspectives on Development, Tourism and Community Participation on Rote Island, Indonesia

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Resource Type
Text
Creator
  • Wright, Cassandra (Monash University, Australia)
  • Lewis, Belinda
Collective Title
  • ASEAS – Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies
    5(1)
Publication Date
2012
Publication Place
Vienna
Contributor
  • SEAS – Gesellschaft für Südostasienwissenschaften / Society for South-East Asian Studies (Editor)
Language
English
Free Keywords
Nusa Tenggara Timur; Social Change; Culture; Globalisation; Tourism
Description
  • Abstract

    The eastern Indonesian province of Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) is struggling to overcome the burden of widespread poverty, illness, and illiteracy. Within the context of globalisation and Indonesia’s ongoing transitions in governance, people on Rote Island, NTT, are experiencing rapid socio-cultural change. The increasing arrival of tourists and foreign business interests add further complexity to these processes of transition. The direction forward for Rote is a topic of considerable debate amongst community members, development workers, businesses, and other stakeholders. This qualitative pilot study explores key community stakeholders’ perspectives on development, tourism, and community sustainability in Delha, Rote. It has revealed conflicting perspectives about future development and tourism on Rote, with particular concern regarding social, cultural, and environmental impacts, and loss of autonomy and community control. Important ‘dynamics of exclusion’ between stakeholders are identified. More equitable participation in planning and decision-making is needed to ensure that the benefits of tourism and development are not concentrated with a privileged few.
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Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported
Alternative Identifiers
  • nbn:de:0168-ssoar-312483 (Type: URN)
Relations
  • Is part of
    ISSN: 1999-253X (Online) (Text)
  • Is part of
    ISSN: 1999-2521 (Print) (Text)
  • Is identical to
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.14764/10.ASEAS-5.1-6 (Text)

Update Metadata: 2020-02-10 | Issue Number: 8 | Registration Date: 2012-07-26