Jarkko Saarinen


Faculty of Science

Jarkko Saarinen is a Professor of Human Geography (Tourism Studies). His research interests include sustainable development, political ecology, tourism and development, responsibility in tourism, tourism-community relations, tourism and climate change adaptation, community-based natural resource management and wilderness studies. He has been working extensively in the peripheral areas of the Arctic and southern African regions.

His recent publications include edited/co-edited books: Tourism, Change and the Global South (Routledge, 2021); Tourism and sustainable development goals (Routledge, 2020), Resilient Destinations (2019, Routledge), Borderless Worlds for Whom? (2019, Routledge), Tourism Planning and Development (2017, Routledge), Political Ecology and Tourism (2016, Routledge) and Cultural Tourism in Southern Africa (2016, Channel View).

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+358 (0)40 48 40 777

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Pentti Kaiteran katu 1
Geography Research Unit/Room KE368-3
FI-90014 University of Oulu

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Geography Research Unit/Room KE368-3
FI-90014 University of Oulu