PAP-22306 Policy, Governance & Law


Credits 6.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Group work2
Independent study0
Course coordinator(s)dr. SISE Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen
Lecturer(s)dr PC Piket (BUas)
dr. SISE Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen
N Bernaz-Potter
Examiner(s)dr. SISE Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen
dr PC Piket (BUas)

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Note: This course is part of the BSc Tourism, a joint degree programme of Wageningen University and Breda University of Applied Sciences. This course is open to students from other programmes. The course is not delivered at Wageningen University, however, but at Breda University of Applied Sciences. You can register for the course by contacting the course coordinator before the start of the course. The schedule for the academic year at Breda University of Applied Sciences differs from the schedule of Wageningen University. The periods mentioned are the periods of Wageningen University.
This interdisciplinary course introduces students to role and interactions of policy, governance and law at different levels (local, national, EU and global) in the domain of tourism. During the course, students will become familiar with how efforts of steering – governance – in public, private and civil society spheres and mixed arrangements and be exposed to some of the ethical issues that can come into play.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- understand the core concepts and principles in the study of policy, law and governance and how they relate to explaining the involvement and influence of public actors and other stakeholders in the tourism domain;
- apply the core concepts and principles to the analysis of cases of the reform of tourism governance around the world, using analytical tools that highlight the role of actors and their characteristics;
- compare and evaluate policy-making and governance practices;
- identify and reflect on ethical challenges linked to the role of legitimacy in multilevel tourism governance;

- organise and deliver a structured presentation for peers, teachers, scientists or stakeholders.


- lectures;
- tutorials on the literature;
- group work;
- independent study.


- written group assignment (35%);
- group presentation (15%);
- written exam divided into two parts (one mid-way the course and one at the end) (50%).


Scientific articles and book chapters will be provided by teachers.

Compulsory for: BTOTourism (joint degree)BSc1WD+2WD