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Participation and Governance in Regional Development: Global Trends in an Australian Context

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Overview

This book provides a cross-disciplinary perspective on participation and governance issues in regional development - processes now regarded as essential for sustainable regional development. It brings together a group of respected social researchers from across Australia to consider these issues and places Australian regional development experiences within their broader international context.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754645849
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 12/14/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 314
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : participation and governance in regional development 1
Pt. 1 Approaching regional development
1 Regional governance and regionalism in Australia 17
2 The insider's perspective on regional development : using the anthropological perspective 43
Pt. 2 Creating economic opportunities
Introduction : participation and governance in regional economic development 57
3 Governance and the performance of regional development agencies in Australia 61
4 Looking for a C-change : factors contributing to regional development 79
5 Facilitating regional development through 'interactional infrastructure' : skill development in seasonal industries 95
Pt. 3 Managing natural resources
Introduction : participation and the governance of natural resources 117
6 Regional delivery of natural resource management in Australia : is it democratic and does it matter? 121
7 Participation or co-governance? : challenges for regional natural resource management 137
8 Questioning the potential of deliberativeness to achieve 'acceptable' natural resource management decisions 155
Pt. 4 Acknowledging diversity and exclusion
Introduction : twin challenges - diversity and exclusion 175
9 Reframing issues in rural development : women's insights into sustainability and their implications for government 179
10 Negotiating definitions of indigenous participation in community development 195
11 The hidden role of gender exclusion in regional development agencies 211
12 Drought and social exclusion 229
Pt. 5 Linking local issues and larger contexts
Introduction : from local issues to responsive policy - bridging the gap 245
13 Informing regional policy : using a regional atlas to develop shared understandings 249
14 Developing population strategies for Australia's 'heartland' regions 265
15 Local government and governance in Victoria : challenges for community participation 279
Conclusion : participation and governance in regional development 293
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