The problems and dilemmas of northern European post-mature coastal tourism resorts
Gale, T. (2007) The problems and dilemmas of northern European post-mature coastal tourism resorts. In: Agarwal, S. and Shaw, G., eds. (2007) Managing Coastal Tourism Resorts. Clevedon: Channel View, pp. 21-39. ISBN 9781845410728
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This chapter offers a critical realist perspective on the causes and consequences of cold-water resort decline, rejecting the most obvious explanations and, instead, drawing attention to economic restructuring and cultural change as hitherto neglected 'generative mechanisms'. These arguments are supported by a series of case studies from across northern Europe.