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Wilkes University Professor Andrew Miller Publishes Book: Sustainable Ecotourism in Central America: Comparative Advantage in a Globalized World

miller headshotAndrew P. Miller, associate professor of political science at Wilkes University, has published a book, Sustainable Ecotourism in Central America: Comparative Advantage in a Globalized World. Published by Lexington Books, the book is Miller’s third and his second full-length examination of ecotourism in Costa Rica.
 
Sustainable Ecotourism in Central America: Comparative Advantage in a Globalized World analyzes the state of ecotourism development in Costa Rica and the lessons that the Costa Rican case can provide for other Central American states. It assesses the effects of globalization and the increasing implementation of free market policies on the development of ecotourism. The book argues that understanding the interaction between globalization and neoliberalism with ecotourism development and foreign direct investment is the key to formulating policy recommendations for states in Central America to jumpstart their economic development.
 
Miller joined the political science faculty at Wilkes University in Fall 2005. His previous book is Ecotourism and Development in Costa Rica: The Search for Oro Verde by Lexington Books in 2012. Miller’s research interests focus on economic development and sustainability in Central America. Miller is particularly interested in the role of ecotourism as a development strategy and the ways in which ecotourism and other development strategies intersect. In 2012, Miller was the recipient of a U.S. Department of Education Summer Library Research Fellowship in Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. 
 
Lexington Books publishes both standalone titles and titles in a broad array of series that span the social sciences and humanities. The publication’s series are edited by established scholars who work with in-house editors to shape their series and contribute to the discourse within their fields.

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