Neil Argent

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Path dependence, resilience and the evolution of new rural economies: Perspectives from rural Western Australia

This paper draws on the emerging field of evolutionary economic geography to offer insights into the transformation of rural economies. In particular, it focuses on the concepts of path dependence and resilience, and the ways in which these help to explain change within four case...
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The Amenity Principle, Internal Migration, and Rural Development in Australia

This article finds that communities with high relative accessibility to metropolitan and urban centers and the coast and an established or emerging tourism industry have been most likely to experience net migration gains. Yet amenity migration also intersects with more traditional rural land uses and...
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A creativity-led rural renaissance? Amenity-led migration, the creative turn and the uneven development of rural Australia

This paper explores the relationships between amenity, creativity, internal migration processes and economic development in a significant proportion of rural Australia.
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Evolutionary perspectives on rural Australia

An enduring concern within Australian rural geography has been to understand the nature and implications of change.
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From Pillar to Post? In search of the post-productivist countryside in Australia

According to a growing number of commentators, the agricultural sectors and rural areas of advanced Western nations are experiencing a transition from productivism to post-productivism. In Britain and Western Europe, where this putative transition is most evident, the salient features of the shift include: the...