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The political economy of development: The case of the tourism industry in the Maldives

The political economy of development: The case of the tourism industry in the Maldives

By A Midha Abstract This dissertation will seek to examine the reasons behind the success of the Maldives tourism industry. It will look at what theories best explain the success of the industrial policy. It will argue that the political economy theories of rent seeking are crucial to understanding how the tourism industry managed to grow so successfully in the context of a rent seeking society...