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    Publications authored by the staff of the Research Institutes are available from 1995 onwards.

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    COVID-19 crisis vraagt om fundamentele heroriëntatie op de rol van toerisme in onze samenleving
    Duim, V.R. van der - \ 2020
    Vrijetijdstudies 38 (2020)3. - ISSN 1384-2439 - p. 17 - 21.
    Tourism and Inclusive Growth: Evaluating a Diagnostic Framework
    Bakker, Martine ; Duim, V.R. van der; Peters, K.B.M. ; Klomp, J.G. - \ 2020
    Tourism Planning and Development (2020). - ISSN 2156-8316
    This paper aims to further advance the theoretical and practical understanding of tourism and inclusive growth by evaluating the Tourism-Driven Inclusive Growth Diagnostic (T-DIGD) framework in practice. This was done by defining a mixed-method methodology including identifying 96 indicators and applying the framework to the tourism sector of North Macedonia. Testing the diagnostic and evaluating its strengths and weaknesses showed that this is a promising approach as it can identify the possible binding constraints to tourism-driven inclusive growth out of a large selection of possible factors. It can thereby contribute to a way of systematically and transparently prioritizing policies to formulate a context-specific development strategy in the presence of limited resources. This paper is timely and relevant for tourism policy makers as there is an increased demand for tools that can be used for evidence-based policy making for tourism development.
    Messy realities and collaborative knowledge production in tourism
    Ren, Carina ; Duim, V.R. van der; Jóhannesson, Gunnar Thór - \ 2020
    Tourist Studies (2020). - ISSN 1468-7976
    In this paper, we draw on a relational ontology to explore what collaborative ways of knowing might mean in the field of tourism research. Using tourism as a prism to explore the messy realities of collaborative knowledge production, we argue that knowledge is always co-created through situated practices. By focusing on collaboration and co-creation of research and based on a discussion on what, how and where to know we suggest four orientations of research practices that clarify what collaborative research can be about and how it is of value. Research collaboration should capture the situated practices, strive for critical proximity, be interventionist and seek to come to matter in new ways.
    Landscape governance through partnerships: lessons from Amboseli, Kenya
    Mugo, T.N. ; Visseren-Hamakers, I.J. ; Duim, V.R. van der - \ 2020
    Journal of Sustainable Tourism (2020). - ISSN 0966-9582
    The Amboseli landscape in Kenya has long been facing persistent challenges regarding conservation and development. To mitigate these problems and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), various policy interventions have been initiated, mostly in the form of partnership arrangements. This article examines two such partnerships, the Amboseli Ecosystem Trust (AET) and the Big Life Foundation (BLF), to understand how they contribute to the governance of the Amboseli landscape, and the intrinsic link to power and politics. The research findings, based on document analysis, interviews and focus-group discussions, reveal that the partnerships have performed complementing landscape governance roles. Whereas AET focused on policy development, agenda-setting and meta-governance, BLF concentrated on policy implementation and meta-governance in relation to wildlife security. The way the partnerships performed these governance roles can be explained through the four faces of power, which reveal BLF’s compulsory power and AET’s institutional power. Nevertheless, the partnerships have only partially managed to bridge conflicting conservation and development discourses illustrating that the concept of sustainable development appears to hold little productive power on the ground. Overall, the article provides important insights into the contributions that partnerships can make to the SDGs, but also their limitations.
    Duurzaam Weekend Den Bosch
    Duim, Rene van der - \ 2020
    Member of panel discussion
    The most marginalized people in Uganda? Alternative realities of Batwa at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
    Ampumuza, Christine ; Duineveld, M. ; Duim, V.R. van der - \ 2020
    World Development Perspectives 20 (2020). - ISSN 2468-0532 - 9 p.
    Indigenous peoples such as the Batwa in Uganda are predominantly seen as marginalised groups, leaving little room for foregrounding their power, influence and involvement in tourism and development. Inspired by Foucauldian discourse theory and Actor-Network Theory [ANT], we use the concept of relational agency to analyse how the Batwa contribute to conservation and tourism development, and deepen our understanding of agency in the context of the Batwa at the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Uganda). Based on this conceptualisation we analysed the dominant (academic and non-academic) discourses on the Batwa in the light of in-depth ethnographic research to seek for alternative Batwa realities. Whereas scientific, NGO and governmental literature predominantly reduced the Batwa to marginalised, poor and oppressed victims of development, our ethnographic research observed the Batwa as a vibrant community that deploys expertise on forest ecology, tourism entrepreneurship, organisational capacity and political activism. With such insights we discuss the consequences of agency reduction and the ways to take the Batwa’s situational agency into account. Highlighting the multiple realities of Batwa-ness provide a starting point of relating with the Batwa in ways that acknowledge them as agential, rather than only marginalised.
    Sport Hunting to Save Nature? The Case of Uganda
    Ochieng, A. ; Visseren-Hamakers, Ingrid ; Duim, V.R. van der - \ 2020
    Conservation and Society 18 (2020)4. - ISSN 0972-4923 - p. 340 - 354.
    After having banned sport hunting in 1979, Uganda reintroduced it in 2001 around Lake Mburo National Park, and in 2006 in the Kabwoya and Kaiso-Tonya Game Management Area, with the aim to reduce human-wildlife conflicts, especially poaching, by providing incentives for the local inhabitants in order to positively change residents’ attitudes towards wildlife. We conducted interviews and reviewed documents to analyse and evaluate the impacts of reintroduction of sport hunting. The income generated from sport hunting was used to provide
    social services and implement social development projects. There was no proof of hunting income being used for conservation purposes. Although the local perceptions of the sport hunting benefits varied, the benefits did initially
    help to improve local residents’ attitudes towards wildlife and poaching temporarily stopped—but resumed later. Hence, this study shows that the
    common underlying assumption of sport hunting policies and other market- and
    community-based approaches to conservation—that when local residents receive benefits, they will appreciate wildlife—is debatable.
    In memoriam: Jan Willem te Kloeze
    Duim, V.R. van der - \ 2020
    Vrijetijdstudies 37 (2020)3. - ISSN 1384-2439 - p. 7 - 7.
    Tourism and the Corona crisis : Some ATLAS reflections
    Russo, Antonio Paulo ; Duim, V.R. van der; Duncan, Tara - \ 2020
    ATLAS Association for Tourism and Leisure Education (ATLAS Tourism and Leisure Review 2) - 95 p.
    Netwerken voor Veluwe op 1: Samenhang, samenwerking en focus
    Duim, Rene van der - \ 2020
    Keynote
    Wat kunnen we doen aan de nadelen van toerisme?
    Duim, Rene van der - \ 2020

    Radio interview

    ‘Ons vakantiegedrag bedreigt niet alleen het klimaat’
    Duim, V.R. van der; Viëtor, Marnix - \ 2020
    Het Parool 2020 (2020)24 januari.
    Opponent for PhD defence
    Duim, Rene van der - \ 2019
    ATLAS Tourism and Leisure Review (Journal)
    Onderwater, L. ; Duim, Rene van der - \ 2019
    ATLAS Tourism and Leisure Review (2019). - ISSN 2468-6719
    Op weg naar een inclusieve reisindustrie
    Duim, Rene van der - \ 2019
    Toegankelijk toerism : Op weg naar een 'inclusieve' reisindustrie
    Duim, V.R. van der; Smit, B. ; Ormond, M.E. ; Papp, B. ; Fricke, J. ; Schmitz, Paulina ; Heiningen, Joost van - \ 2019
    Wageningen : Wageningen University and Research Center - 31 p.
    Beyond myths: towards a reflexive and critical understanding of tourism innovations
    Duim, V.R. van der - \ 2019
    Innovation for sustainability: navigating between theory and practice
    Duim, V.R. van der - \ 2019
    Opponent for PhD defence
    Duim, Rene van der - \ 2019
    Opponent for PhD defence
    Duim, Rene van der - \ 2019
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