chapter  6
Institutional arrangements for tourism in small twin-island states of the Caribbean
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The purpose of this chapter is to address an existing gap between research on institutional arrangements for tourism in small island states and the internal core-periphery model. Using the twin-island states of Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts and Nevis, and Trinidad and Tobago, it is argued that internal core-periphery relationships, as well as the earlier historical forces which have shaped political, economic and social structures throughout the region, have fostered specific institutional arrangements with respect to tourism development and management in each twin-island state. The chapter also discusses some of the implications of such arrangements in the context of institutional reform and makes some recommendations for suitable spatial and functional arrangements that are conducive to the development of effective tourism policy and planning.