Political risk analysis and tourism

Robert A. Poirier

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The interface of political science and tourism is rapidly developing. Much has been published concerning the obvious impact of coups and terrorism on the tourist traffic but little on how political science can aid decisionmakers in assessing the multitude of less spectacular political activities affecting investments abroad. The area of political risk analysis is critically examined, offering perspectives on methodological problems associated with predicting political risk, the role played by multinationals in creating risk, and the role of political risk analysis within the context of the changing nature of relationships between multinationals and less developed countries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)675-686
Number of pages12
JournalAnnals of Tourism Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1997


  • Foreign direct investment
  • Less developed countries
  • Multinational enterprises
  • New international economic order
  • North-South dialog
  • Political instability
  • Political risk

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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