Poverty Tourism, Justice and Policy
Public Integrity, 2011
22 Pages Posted: 24 May 2011
Date Written: May 23, 2011
Based on moral grounds, should poverty tourism be subject to specific policy constraints? This article responds by testing poverty tourism against the ethical guideposts of compensation justice, participative justice, and recognition justice, and two case descriptions, favela tours in Rocinha and garbage dump tours in Mazatlan. The argument advanced is that the complexity of the social relationships involved those tours requires policy-relevant research and solutions.
Keywords: Alternative tourism, distributive justice, recognition justice, procedural justice, poorism
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