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Resource Curse or Cure? : On the Sustainability of Development in Western Australia (Reprint)

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Globalisation and rapid social and environmental change in recent decades have brought into sharper focus not only the benefits but also the costs of economic development. The once assumed link between economic development and societal well-being is being increasingly questioned in the face of growing social and environmental problems and unfulfilled expectations concerning political and commercial decision-makers. The orthodox development dogma is being tested in particular in resource-based economies such as Western Australia, where globalisation pressures and the concomitant rise in the demand for natural resources highlight the difficulties of effectively balancing broader societal interests with those of industry and the state. This book provides a critical review of the socio-political, environmental and cultural state of play in Western Australia, offering an analysis of how resource-based developments are shaping the state and its people.
Edition: Reprint
Genre: Science, Business + Money Management
Series Title: Csr, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Language: English
Street Date: September 23, 2016
TCIN: 51742744
UPC: 9783662522936
Item Number (DPCI): 248-33-6822

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