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dc.contributor.supervisor Henley, Thomas (Natural Resources Institute) Sinclair, John (Natural Resources Institute) en_US
dc.contributor.author Sherpa, Yangji
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-22T16:41:55Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-22T16:41:55Z
dc.date.issued 2011-12-22
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/5011
dc.description.abstract The Himalayan region of India is experiencing rapid development in tourism, agriculture, highway construction and hydroelectric development. This research describes and evaluates the role of public participation in tourism development projects in these high mountain environments, using the proposed Himalayan Ski Village (HSV) development in Manali as a case study. Qualitative data collected through semi-structured interviews, document reviews and participant observation revealed that there have been formal and informal opportunities for public participation in project development. The findings suggest that local people have been involved in project development activities, such as training for skiing, but not in the decision-making process related to the project. The majority of the participation activities were, in fact, instigated by the public including activities such as protests and court challenges. The findings also show that involvement in the participatory activities undertaken by the public and project proponent fostered instrumental and communicative learning outcomes. en_US
dc.subject public participation en_US
dc.subject tourism development en_US
dc.subject Himalayan Ski Village en_US
dc.subject India en_US
dc.title Public participation in tourism development: A case study of the Himalayan Ski Village (HSV) project in Manali, India en_US
dc.degree.discipline Natural Resources Management en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Gardner, James (Natural Resources Institute) Pratap, Dinesh (Delhi University) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Natural Resources Management (M.N.R.M.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2012 en_US


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