n this reply to Hospers’ “Localization in Europe’s Periphery: Tourism Development in Sardinia” by Gert-Jan Hospers (2003), we argue that the author’s advocacy of localized economic policies as a viable means to the economic development of Sardinia does not take into account current institutional assets that prevent Sardinia from pursuing localized interests effectively. We first discuss the historical background of these institutional assets, highlighting that a top-down approach to decision-making has characterized relations between Sardinia and the central state for most of the modern era. We then discuss the institutional and economic impediments to Sardinian attempts to pursue localized policies in light of recent institutional conflicts between region and central state. Our conclusion is that the localization of economic strategies necessitates entwined localization of decision-making powers in order to be effective.

“Localization in Sardinia and Its Obstacles: A Reply to Hosper's 'Localization in Europe's Periphery: Tourism Development in Sardinia'

SEDDA, FRANCESCO;
2009

Abstract

n this reply to Hospers’ “Localization in Europe’s Periphery: Tourism Development in Sardinia” by Gert-Jan Hospers (2003), we argue that the author’s advocacy of localized economic policies as a viable means to the economic development of Sardinia does not take into account current institutional assets that prevent Sardinia from pursuing localized interests effectively. We first discuss the historical background of these institutional assets, highlighting that a top-down approach to decision-making has characterized relations between Sardinia and the central state for most of the modern era. We then discuss the institutional and economic impediments to Sardinian attempts to pursue localized policies in light of recent institutional conflicts between region and central state. Our conclusion is that the localization of economic strategies necessitates entwined localization of decision-making powers in order to be effective.
Sardinia; tourism; sociocultural dynamics; cultural identity
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