Localism and the policy goal of securing the socio-economic viability of rural and regional Australia

Hogan, Anthony, Cleary, Jen, Lockie, Stewart, Young, Michelle, and Daniell, Katherine (2015) Localism and the policy goal of securing the socio-economic viability of rural and regional Australia. In: Hogan, Anthony, and Young, Michelle, (eds.) Rural and Regional Futures. Routledge, Oxon, UK, pp. 260-281.

[img] PDF (Published Version) - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

View at Publisher Website: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9...


[Extract] As the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (2006) has made apparent, rural decline is a common feature across all OECD countries. Within the Australian context, not only is such decline common, it is also not a new phenomenon. As Gutman (2007, p. 384) points out, in the past 100 years agriculture has declined from generating 80 per cent of Gross Domestic Product to less than 5 per cent. Lockie (2000) observes that international economic pressures on Australian agriculture have been cyclically impacting on the industry since late in the nineteenth century. Alston and Kent (2004, p. xiii) observe that 'small town rural decline and depopulation have been a common factor of rural life at least since the 1970s'. Rural decline has been particularly evidenced in a reduction in the number of people living in rural Australia, an ageing of the residual rural population, and a sustained decline in the number of jobs in agriculture, averaging 2.3 per cent per annum (Bureau of Rural Sciences 2008).

Item ID: 37692
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-138-02507-3
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2016 00:57
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160801 Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160802 Environmental Sociology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9606 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation > 960604 Environmental Management Systems @ 20%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 30%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960705 Rural Land Policy @ 50%
Downloads: Total: 3
More Statistics

Actions (Repository Staff Only)

Item Control Page Item Control Page