Robin Nunkoo is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law and Management, University of Mauritius. His research draws widely from political science and uses a political economy approach to investigate the interplay between citizens' trust (distrust) in government (and institutions), and power issues in development and political support for development and government policies. He is further interested in citizens' support for tourism development and the factors influencing such support. Stephen Smith is Professor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of Waterloo, Canada. His research interests include economic impacts of tourism, tourism policy and visitor profiles.