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Regional Development in Australia : Being Regional (Hardcover) (Robyn Eversole)
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In Australia, regions are not just a geographic category; they are also a cultural category. Being regional in Australia means being located outside the nation’s capital cities, peripheral to the centres of power and influence. Regional development in Australia is thus significantly different than its European or American counterparts. In Australia, being regional represents both a physical location and a cultural positioning: outliers on the fringe of the metropolitan mainstream.
This book describes the particularities of regional development in the Australian context, and analyses the Australian experience with reference to contemporary international regional policy and scholarly analysis. The uniqueness of the Australian regional development policy context, and the insights it can provide for the analysis of peripheral regions around the world, will make this book of interest to regional studies scholars internationally.