Analysis of the social network of the Instance of Governance of the Caminho Novo Tourist Circuit, MG: a complex and systemic perspective,
Abstract The objective of this research was to analyze the composition, organization, and operation of the Caminho Novo-MG Tourist Circuit (CTCN), within the context of public tourism policies, supported by complex systems theory and using as theoretical support the complexity paradigm proposed by Edgar Morin, Beni’s SISTUR model (1998) and its reconstruction proposed by Moesch and Beni (2015, 2017). We used the snowball method applied in three steps, the analysis of social networks drawing on Granovetter’s (1973, 1983) weak and strong ties theory and Burt’s (1992) structural holes theory. Also, we used Bardin’s (2011) content analysis and the elaboration of sociograms of the relationships between social agents. As the main results, we highlight the lack of a regional network capable of producing useful results, the low understanding of the municipalities on public tourism policies, a substantial municipal and regional interference linked to a context of discontinuity of public management and a competitive position with reduced participation of social agents to work in a network.