This book interprets the predicament faced by Australia's regional people from their own perspective and proposes a means by which they can act together to find a secure future under globalization. It argues that neoliberalism in combination with its "real world" effects in economic policy are driving regional Australia further into social, environmental and economic decay. The book will be of great interest to all concerned about the future of regional Australia, and will make a lively and relevant text for students studying the social sciences in the countryside or in the major cities.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)|
Table of Contents
1. Introduction; 2. Understanding globalisation; 3. Reflexivity versus economic rationalism: bringing people back in; 4. Rural restructuring and social transformation; 5. Confusion amid protest: voices from the farm; 6. Regional restructuring and its policy impacts; 7. Regional reflexivity: confronting community dependency; 8. Beyond productivism and environmental degradation?; 9. Detraditionalisation: disempowering rural and regional communities; 10. Governance for dependency: neoliberal policies and regional Australia; 11. Rural and regional Australia: options for a new millennium.