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Hills JR 2016, 'Tourism management and subnational borders under Australian federalism : cross-border tourism management episodes in the Australian central east coast border region', PhD thesis, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW.

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Using a social constructionist approach, this thesis investigates the opportunities and challenges for cross-border tourism collaboration in an Australian subnational border region. It contributes a perspective wherein subnational border regions are characterised by multiple borders, networks, scales, meanings of borders and views on tourism. Existing approaches to investigating cross-border tourism management have focused on a single scale and on the integration of administrative units of government. Acknowledging the complexity of tourism management in subnational border regions, this thesis recommends new policy approaches and governance arrangements for sustainable cross-border tourism management.