Despite being viewed as a dangerous region to visit, leisure travel across the Middle East has thrived. Waleed Hazbun investigates this industry to show how tourism is shaping the economic and political development of the region in dramatic ways. Hazbun tells the surprising story of how the draw of glittering beaches, luxury hotels, and sightseeing at ancient ruins impacts the Arab world—promoting both globalization and authoritarianism._x000B_
Subjects: Political Science
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