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Area of academic expertise - outline

Tourism and national identity; regional development; tourism public policy; tourism sustainability and climate change; events studies; tourism, society and culture in Nepal and Scotland

Current research activities

I am currently managing a project funded by British Academy Leverhulme Trust Small Research Grant SRG 2015-16 Round. The study explores the significance of Mt. Everest as a ‘national’ icon in Nepal. The study is driven by the following research question: should Mt Everest continue to stimulate Nepal’s national imagery? The objectives of the study are:

i. To explore the appreciation of Mt Everest as a national heritage in Nepal.

ii. To examine the significance of Mt Everest in the 'national' imagination in Nepal. 

Target collaborative organisations

Nepal Tourism Board (Nepal)

Dumfries and Galloway Chamber of Commerce (Dumfries, Scotland))

Visit Scotland (Scotland)

Desired research direction

My research is driven by Sociology and most of my work is interdisciplinary in nature that draws from political science, anthropology, geography, history and development studies.

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

Tourism and national identity,

Tourism in Scotland

Tourism, society and culture in Nepal

External positions

Executive Committee Member , Britain Nepal Academic Council

20142020

Keywords

  • GV Recreation Leisure
  • Tourism
  • Destination Management
  • Tourism Public Policy
  • HM Sociology
  • national identity
  • Sociology of tourism
  • nationalism

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Research Output 2009 2019

76 Downloads (Pure)

International development ideology and two tourism policies of Nepal

Bhandari, K., 1 May 2019, In : Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space. 37, 3, p. 558-576 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
tourism policy
Nepal
ideology
tourism
Tourism

Tourism and the geopolitics of Buddhist heritage in Nepal

Bhandari, K., 31 Mar 2019, In : Annals of Tourism Research. 75, p. 58-69 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

geopolitics
Nepal
tourism
Tourism
tourism development

Tourism and Nationalism in Nepal: A Developing Country Perspective

Bhandari, K., 3 Dec 2018, (Accepted/In press) Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. 102 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Nepal
nationalism
Tourism
developing country
sociology studies
63 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
teaching
career
Teaching
evaluation
data analysis

The sociology of Mt. Everest

Bhandari, K., 26 Jul 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePresentation

Nepal
sociology
national identity
federation
nationality

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