Institute for Rural Futures (UNE)



The purpose of this document was accordingly to lay the foundations for identifying in the present project an approach to economic accountability that is: (a) consistent with stated reasons for adopting a community-based strategy for environmental management; (b) cost-effective to apply given the capacities of...

Creating a contemporary Common Property Resource (CPR) management institution

Rural communities face an uncertain future. These communities are reliant on the long term resilience of their productive resources, but often utilise these resources to resolve short term pressures. Their survival is dependent upon their ability to sustain their families by balancing social demands and...

A qualitative and quantitative analysis of the relationship between community cohesiveness and rural crime

Crime in rural Australia has been a little studied phenomenon. A two-part comprehensive analysis of crime in rural Australia, sought to address the neglect of research into this important issue. In part one, quantitative analyses of census data and crime rates across 122 rural Local...

Water policy, imagination and innovation

This book explores creative interdisciplinary and potentially transformative solutions to the current stalemate in contemporary water policy design.
Working paper

How to build an economy free of recession: a new theory rising from the ashes of both Keynesian and Neoclassical economics

The paper calls for a thorough revision of the patent laws aiming at balancing the high risk of innovation investment with a high return, and the formation of a functional patent market, channelling funds automatically into innovation activities