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Addressing dereliction and devaluation in urban tourism: the case of Cork, Ireland
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Horgan, D., & Baum, T. (2022). Addressing dereliction and devaluation in urban tourism: the case of Cork, Ireland. International Journal of Tourism Cities. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijtc-07-2021-0152
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Purpose This paper aims to focus on increasingly entrepreneurial approaches to urban governance in the country’s second city Cork, where neoliberal strategy has driven uneven spatial development. Design/methodology/approach This paper combines insights from literature review with new knowledge derived from interviews with key informants in the city. Findings Post-colonial themes provoke a consideration of how uneven power dynamics stifle social innovation in the built environment. Research limitations/implications Assembled narratives expose opaque aspects of governance, ownership and participation, presenting opportunities for rethinking urban vacancy through placemaking. Practical implications These draw on nuanced models for tourism as a platform for a broader discourse on rights to the city. Social implications A century after independence, Ireland is recast as a leading small European economy, away from historical framings of a rural economic backwater of the British Empire. Originality/value The model of success is based on a basket of targeted investment policies and somewhat dubious indicators for growth.