In War We Trust (?) Why Today's Tourism Does Not Promote Global Peace and Security

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Tourism does not flourish in areas subject to armed conflict and strong, violent socio-political instability. This axiom has obvious implications on the debate in tourism studies on the risks associated with armed conflicts. The question therefore remains as to how (and if) tourism can contribute to the reduction of global conflicts. This chapter reflects on how the men and women perceive tourism (from both supply and demand side) in this specific period of “End of History” (Fukuyama, 1992). Does tourism reflect the Kantian idea of hospitality in the context of a Perpetual Peace – thus a force for good - or is it just another instrument at the service of neo-liberalism and unbridled economism? Finally, a possible alternative is proposed for the use of tourism in reducing structural and cultural violence.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSafety and Tourism
Subtitle of host publicationA Global Industry with Global Risks
EditorsClaudia Seabra, Maximiliano E. Korstanje
PublisherEmerald Publishing Limited
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic) 978-1-80382-813-8, 978-1-80382-811-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-80382-812-1
Publication statusPublished - 3 Feb 2023

Publication series

Name Tourism Security-Safety and Post Conflict Destinations

Bibliographical note

Carbone, F. (2023). IN WAR WE TRUST (?) WHY TODAY'S TOURISM DOES NOT PROMOTE GLOBAL PEACE AND SECURITY, in C. Seabra and M. E., Korstanje (Eds) Safety and Tourism: A Global Industry with Global Risks, Emerald


  • Peace through tourism
  • post-conflict tourism
  • Tourism
  • Terrorism
  • SDG16
  • social impact


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