Sex tourism and chaos : a complex system approach

Eaglen, A and Maccarrone-Eaglen, A 2005, Sex tourism and chaos : a complex system approach , in: Second PolyU China Tourism Forum, 16-17 December 2005, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, P. R. China.

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Abstract

Sex tourism has been associated with human trafficking (sex slavery), violence, child sexual exploitation and the transmission of HIV/AIDS. Though marginalised, sex tourism is globally pervasive, embracing multiple stakeholders and contextualised within complex systems. Chaos theory can be applied to facilitate better understanding of sex tourism systems and their relationships in the wider tourism development process. A tourism ‘butterfly’ systems configuration is proposed which has potential implications for intervention strategies by governments, NGOs and the tourism supply chain in seeking to influence global, national and local systems.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School
Depositing User: Dr A Maccarrone-Eaglen
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2017 08:44
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2017 03:31
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/44078

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