Asian Review of Social Sciences (ARSS)
Political Culture and Tourism Development: A Case Study of Tamil Nadu StateAuthor : S. Fazal Daoud Firdausi
Volume 8 No.2 April-June 2019 pp 111-116
Tourism development in any region is influenced by political culture and processes. It is inherently linked to the policies, agenda, decisions, outcomes and the type of government responsible for shaping policies related to tourism. The paper tries to find out the impact of political culture on tourism development. It also aims to assess the role of political culture in influencing tourist motivation through the data collected from urban tourist centres of the Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Mixed method, consisting qualitative interpretation as well as descriptive and inferential statistics has been used to draw conclusions. It has come out from the study that the political culture of Tamil Nadu state may be characterized as a mix of subject and participant culture, where latter dominates the former. It can be concluded that the people of the state have always participated in political process through voting and changing the regime from time to time. The study also indicates that most of the people of the state are aware of their political obligations and actively participate in social campaigns and civic life. It can be concluded that the existing political culture in the state has compelled the political elite to think and work for the development of the state, including tourism development.
Political Culture, Tourism Development, Tourist Motivation
 Henderson, J. C. (2002). Tourism and Politics in Korean Peninsula, The Journal of Tourism Studies, 13(2), 21.
 Goswami, R. D. (2002). Orientation Cognitive, Affective and Evaluative of IAS Officers in India, International Review of Sociology, 12(1), 134.
 Chandhoke, N. (2004, Aug 16). Reservations about reservation, The Hindu, Retrieved from: https://www. thehindu.com/2004/08/16/ storie/2004081 600881000.htm
 Rao, M. S & Reddy, V.R. (2009). Encyclopedia of South India: Tamil Nadu, Mittal Publications, New Delhi
 Alamu, R. (2011, Sep 25) It just works in TN, The Hindu, Retrieved from: https://www.thehindu.com/ features/magazine/it-just-works-in-tn/article 2475948.ece
 Dhar, A. (2013, Jan) Tamil Nadu tops in NRHM Implementation, Retrieved from The Hindu, https:// www.thehindu.com/news/nationnal/tn-tops-in-implementation-outcomes-of-nrhm/article4302309. ece
 Hyma, B. & Wall, G. (1979).Tourism in a Developing Area: The Case of Tamil Nadu, India, Annals of Tourism Research, July/Sept, 345.
 Almond, A. G & Verba, S. (1963). The Civic Culture: Political Attitudes and Democracy in Five Nations, London: Sage Publications.
 Burns, P. M. & Novelli, M. (2007). Tourism and Politics: Global Frameworks and Local Realities, Amsterdam: Elsevier.