Human Geography and Tourism Geographies

Professor Jarkko Saarinen

Jarkko Saarinen

PhD

Professor
Geography

Biography

Jarkko Saarinen is a Professor of Geography. His research interests include tourism and development, sustainability and responsibility in tourism, tourism-community relations, tourism and climate change adaptation, community-based natural resource management, political ecology and wilderness studies. He has been working extensively in peripheral areas of Arctic and southern African regions. His recent publications include co-edited books: Political Ecology and Tourism (2016), Cultural Tourism in Southern Africa (2016) and Tourism Planning and Development (forthcoming).

 

Research interests

  • tourism
  • development studies
  • human geography
  • political ecology
  • conservation and wilderness studies
  • climate change adaptation
  • community studies

Selected Recent Publications

Tervo-Kankare, K., Kajan, E. & J. Saarinen (2018, accepted). Costs and Benefits of Environmental Change: Tourism Industry’s Responses in Arctic Finland. Tourism Geographies 20(X): xxx-xxx.

Saarinen, J. (2017). Enclavic tourism spaces: Territorialization and bordering in tourism destination development and planning. Tourism Geographies 19(3): 425-437.

Hall, C.M, Saarinen, J., Rogerson, C. (2017). Tourism Development or whatever its called. In Saarinen, J., Rogerson, C. & C.M. Hall (Eds), Tourism Planning and Development: Cases and Emerging issues. London, Routledge, (in press)

Saarinen, J., Rogerson, C. & C.M. Hall (2017). Geographies of Tourism Development and Planning. Tourism Geographies 19(3): 307-317.

Chiutsi, S. & J. Saarinen (2017). Local participation in transfrontier tourism: Case of Sengwe community in Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area, Zimbabwe. Development Southern Africa 34(3): 260-275.

Tervo-Kankare, K., Saarinen, J. Moswete, N. & E. Kimaro (2017). Nature-Based Tourism Operators' Responses to Changing Environment and Climate in Uis, Namibia. African Geographical Review (accepted) doi.org/10.1080/19376812.2017.1286246

Kauppila, P., Saarinen, J. and R. Leinonen (2017). Sustainable tourism planning and regional development in peripheries: a Nordic view. In Timothy, D. (ed.) Tourism Planning. London, Routledge. (in press)

Saarinen, J. (2017). Matkailun maantiede: territoriaalisuus ja relationaalisuus matkailun alueellisen järjestelmän rakentumisessa. Edelheim, J. & Ilola, H. (eds). Matkailututkimuksen avainkäsiteet. Lapin yliopistokustannus: Rovaniemi. (accepted, in press)

Manwa, H., Saarinen, J., Athlopheng, J. & W. Hambira (2017). Sustainability management and tourism impacts on communities: Residents’ attitudes in Maun and Tshabong, Botswana. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, 6(3):1–15.

Saarinen, J. (2016). Wilderness conservation and tourism: What do we protect for and from whom? Tourism Geographies 18(1), 1–8 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14616688.2015.1116599)

Sæþórsdóttir, A-D. and J. Saarinen (2016). Challenges due to Changing Ideas of Natural Resources: Tourism and Power Plant Development in the Icelandic Wilderness. Polar Record 52(1): 82–91. (doi:10.1017/S0032247415000273)

Saarinen, J. (2016). Cultural Tourism and the Role of Crafts in Southern Africa: The Case of Craft Markets in Windhoek, Namibia. Tourism 64(4), 409–418.

Jacobsen, J.K.S., Leiren, M. & J. Saarinen (2016). Natural hazard experiences and adaptations: A study of winter climate-induced road closures in Norway. Norwegian Journal of Geography 70(5), 292-305.

Timothy, D. Saarinen, J. and A. Viken (2016). Tourism Issues and International Borders in the Nordic Region (Special Issue introduction paper). Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism 16 (1 Supplement), 1-13, DOI: 10.1080/15022250.2016.1244504.

Sæþórsdóttir, A-D. and J. Saarinen (2016). Changing Ideas about Natural Resources: Tourists’ Perspectives on the Wilderness and Power Production in Iceland. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism 16 (4): 404-421. Doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15022250.2015.1108866

Kavita, E. & J. Saarinen (2016). Tourism and rural community development in Namibia: Policy issues review. Fennia 194(1), 79-88.

Saarinen, J. (2016). Political Ecologies and Economies of Tourism Development in Kaokoland, North-West Namibia. In Mostafanezhad, M., Carr, A. & R. Norum (eds) Political Ecology of Tourism: Communities, Power and the Environment, pp. 213–230. London: Routledge.

Saarinen, & S. Nepal (2016). Conclusions: Towards a political ecology of tourism - key issues and research prospects. In Nepal, J. & J. Saarinen (eds). Political Ecology and Tourism, pp. 253–264. London, Routledge.

Nepal, S. Saarinen, J. & E. McLean-Purdon (2016). Tourism and Political ecology: Introduction. In Nepal, J. & J. Saarinen (eds). Political Ecology and Tourism, pp. 1–15. London, Routledge.

Lenao, M & J. Saarinen (2016). Political ecology of community-based natural resources management: principles and practices ofpower sharing in Botswana. In Nepal, J. & J. Saarinen (eds). Political Ecology and Tourism, pp. 115–129. London, Routledge.

Saarinen, J. (2016). Cultural Tourism in Southern Africa: The Role of Local Cultures and Ethnicity in Tourism Development. In Manwa, H., Moswete, N. & J Saarinen (Eds). Cultural Tourism in Southern Africa: perspectives on a growing market, pp. 17–30. Bristol, Channelview.

Monare, M. Moswete, N. Perkins, J. & J. Saarinen (2016). Emergence of cultural tourism in southern Africa: Case studies of two communities in Botswana. In Manwa, H., Moswete, N. & J Saarinen (Eds). Cultural Tourism in Southern Africa: perspectives on a growing market, pp. 165–180. Bristol, Channleview.

Manwa, H., Moswete, N. & J. Saarinen, J (2016). Introduction: Perspectives on Cultural Tourism. In Manwa, H., Moswete, N. & J Saarinen (Eds). Cultural Tourism in Southern Africa: perspectives on a growing market. pp. 3–16. Bristol, Channelview.

Moswete, N., Manwa, H & J. Saarinen (2016). Cultural tourism in southern Africa: Conclusions. In Manwa, H., Moswete, N. & J Saarinen (Eds). Cultural Tourism in Southern Africa: perspectives on a growing market, pp. 181–189. Bristol, Channleview.

Hokkanen, J., Saarinen, J. & K. Tervo-Kankare (2016). Tourism demand and adapation to climate change (in Finnish). Matkailututkimus – Finnish Journal of Tourism Research 12(1), 59–68.

Saarinen, J. (2016). Sustainable Tourism: Searching for Limits to Growth and Responsibility in Global Tourism Development. In Chauhan, G.S. & M.S. Yadav (Eds) Dynamics of Global Tourism, pp. 15–24. New Delhi: RK Books. .

Saarinen, J. & C. Rogerson (2015). Setting Cultural Tourism in Southern Africa. Nordic Journal of African Studies 24(3&4): 207–220.

Lenao, M. & J. Saarinen (2015). Botswana, tourism. In Jafar Jafari and Honggen Xiao (eds) Encyclopedia of Tourism. Springer.  DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-01669-6_344-177.

Moswete, N., Saarinen, J. & M.J. Monare (2015). Perspectives on Cultural Tourism: A Case Study of Bahuruthse Cultural Village for Tourism in Botswana. Nordic Journal of African Studies 24(3&4): 279-300.

Lenao, M. & J. Saarinen (2015). Integrated rural tourism as a tool for community tourism development: Exploring culture and heritage projects in the North East District of Botswana. South African Geographical Journal 97(2): 203–216.

Saarinen, J. (2015). Conflicting Limits to Growth in Sustainable Tourism. Current Issues in Tourism 18 (10), 903–907. DOI: 10.1080/13683500.2014.972344

Hambira, W. and J. Saarinen (2015). Policy-makers’ perceptions on the tourism-climate change nexus: policy needs and constraints in Botswana. Development Southern Africa 33 (3), 350-362.

Martin, L., Prokkola, E-K., Saarinen, J. & K. Zimmerman (2015). Regions, borders and identity in a relational and territorial world. Nordia Geographical Publications 44(4), 1–4.

Hall, C. Michael; Bas Amelung; Scott Cohen; Eke Eijgelaar; Stefan Gössling; James Higham; Rik Leemans; Paul Peeters; Yael Ram; Daniel Scott; Carlo Aall; Bruno Abegg; Jorge Araña; Stewart Barr; Susanne Becken; Ralf Buckley; Peter Burns; Tim Coles; Jackie Dawson; Rouven Doran; David T Duval; David Fennell; Alison Gill; Martin Gren; Werner Gronau; Jo Guiver; Debbie Hopkins; Edward H Huijbens; Ko Koens; Machiel Lamers; Christopher Lemieux; Alan Lew; Patrick Long; Frans Melissen; Jeroen Nawijn; Sarah Nicholls; Jan-Henrik Nilsson; Robin Nunkoo; Alan Pomering; Arianne Reis; Dirk Reiser; Robert B Richardson; Christian M Rogerson; Jarkko Saarinen; Anna Dóra Sæþórsdóttir; Robert Steiger; Paul Upham; Sander van der Linden; Gustav Visser; Geoffrey Wall; David Weaver (2015) Denying Bogus Skepticism in Climate Change and Tourism Research. Tourism Management 47, 352–356. doi:doi:10.1016/j.tourman.2014.08.009

Hall, C.Michael, Bas Amelung; Scott Cohen; Eke Eijgelaar; Stefan Gössling; James Higham; Rik Leemans; Paul Peeters; Yael Ram; Daniel Scott; Carlo Aall; Bruno Abegg; Jorge E Araña; Stewart Barr; Susanne Becken; Ralf Buckley; Peter Burns; Jackie Dawson; Rouven Doran; Ghislain Dubois; David T Duval; David Fennell; Alison M Gill; Martin Gren; Werner Gronau; Jo Guiver; Debbie Hopkins; Edward H Huijbens; Ko Koens; Machiel Lamers; Christopher Lemieux; Alan Lew; Patrick Long; Frans Melissen; Jeroen Nawijn; Sarah Nicholls; Jan-Henrik Nilsson; Robin Nunkoo; Alan Pomering; Arianne Reis; Dirk Reiser; Robert B Richardson; Christian M Rogerson; Jarkko Saarinen; Anna Dóra Sæþórsdóttir; Robert Steiger; Paul Upham; Sander van der Linden; Gustav Visser; Geoffrey Wall; David Weaver (2015) No time for smokescreen climate change skepticism: A rejoinder to Shani and Arad. Tourism Management 47, 341–347. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2014.08.008

Kaján, E., Tervo-Kankare, K. and J. Saarinen (2015). Cost of Adaptation to Climate Change in Tourism: Methodological Challenges and Trends for Future Studies in Adaptation. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism 15(3): 311-317 (DOI: 10.1080/15022250.2014.970665).

Scientific merits

Professional and community activities

  • Editor, Tourism Geographies
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Ecotourism
  • Associate Editor, Finnish Journal of Tourism Research
  • Resource Editor, Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism