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Accessibility Challenges Facing Mauritius and La Réunion

Abstract : Mauritius and La Réunion, two islands located in the South West Indian Ocean, could not be more different. One, a highly ambitious island state striving to maintain its position on the international chessboard, contrasts with the other, an island endowed with greater resources and controlled by a powerful state. However, both islands are isolated and far away from mainland centres. In their determination not to remain isolated from the international community they have forged sea and air links with the rest of the world. Mauritius seems to have been more successful at this than its neighbour. Nevertheless, sea and air transportation not only contributes to their extroversion but also reflects their extra-regional dependency and shared interests. However, accessibility is not only about developing links with the outside world but relates to domestic mobility and alternative forms of transport to tackle the traffic congestion on both islands.
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Marie-Annick Lamy-Giner. Accessibility Challenges Facing Mauritius and La Réunion. Shima : The International Journal of Research into Island Cultures., Shima Publishing, 2011, 5 (2), pp.86--105. ⟨hal-01244117⟩



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