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Neoliberal Rome—The Role of Tourism

Department of Methods and Models for Economics, Territory and Finance, Sapienza University of Rome, 00161 Rome, Italy
Soc. Sci. 2019, 8(6), 196;
Received: 26 April 2019 / Revised: 5 June 2019 / Accepted: 18 June 2019 / Published: 20 June 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Neoliberal Cities: The Touristification Phenomenon under Analysis)
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The primary objective of this paper is to analyze the main characteristics of recent tourism policies in Rome by describing the local modalities through which the neoliberal approach to urban strategies has been implemented. The first section highlights some general features of the city of Rome and its tourism, which are particularly useful for understanding the specificities of neoliberal tourism policies. The paper then proceeds to describe the most clearly defined neoliberal period of the city from 1993 to 2008, when the new Master Plan was drawn up to establish new policies and projects for tourism. The period that followed 2008 was marked by the gradual withdrawal of public action, which on the other hand has left ample freedom to the forces of tourism and globalization. View Full-Text
Keywords: neoliberal policies; Rome; urban tourism; center-periphery; Airbnb neoliberal policies; Rome; urban tourism; center-periphery; Airbnb

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