Tourist in The Natural Environment in The Light of The Ecological Policy of The State Cover Image

Turysta w środowisku przyrodniczym w świetle polityki ekologicznej państwa
Tourist in The Natural Environment in The Light of The Ecological Policy of The State

Author(s): Marcin Pasek, Tomasz Kochańczyk
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Political Sciences, Electoral systems
Published by: Fundacja Instytut Nauki o Polityce
Keywords: Tourism; natural environment; personal development; environmental policy

Summary/Abstract: Since the beginning of its history, man has been using natural resources. At the same time, one of the characteristic signs of his behaviour is movement in space. This reality is a specific human need, and its expression can be the manifestation of emotions in the face of natural beauty. However, the development of the desired sensitivity depends on many factors, including one’s own experiences and motivations. That is why a tourist cannot still be clearly identified with a nature lover, and many examples indicate that in contact with nature he feels uncomfortable and behaves incomprehensibly. For this reason, his actions as an individual, as well as those of entire societies, should be subject to institutional control within the broader environmental policy of the state. The aim of the article was to show the potential for development of an individual human being through his tourist and recreational contact with the natural environment, which is subject to the control of various entities of government administration. Tourist cognition, although often characterised by unreflective consumption of goods, also creates a brighter perspective, which appears as a path towards the fullness of humanity thanks to the discovery of the essence of primordial nature.

  • Issue Year: 3/2017
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 143-156
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish