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Capacity of the governance structure of Palestine to undertake local economic development

This dissertation titled: "Capacity of the Governance Structure of Palestine to Undertake Local Economic Development" focused on two main areas of research, (1) the central-local government relationship (centralization vs. decentralization) and how this relationship affects the capacity of local governments to undertake local economic development...
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Central Queensland Economic and Infrastructure Framework

This Economic and Infrastructure Framework (the framework) identifies opportunities for the Central Queensland economy to grow with the support of strategic infrastructure planning. By highlighting the economic potential of Central Queensland, the framework aims to encourage private sector investment in the region, as well as...
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Challenging the Creative Class: Innovation, 'Creative Regions' and Community Development

Richard Florida's theory of the 'creative class', new regionalism's emphasis on regional networks for innovation, and the business literature on the so-called 'new' or 'networked' economy, all point to the important link between creative thinking and economic success for regions. Out of this intellectual climate...
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Bridging the Development Gap: Community and Industry Development in Rural Australia

Discusses the 'development gap' that is both pervasive and counter-productive for any pursuit of economic and social equity. As long as this gap persists, economic goals are seen in isolation from other community goals, and non-economic community needs and aspirations remain disconnected from sources of...
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Building scale and sustaining growth: The surprising drivers of job creation

The past decade generated an abundance of headline events " the bursting dot-com bubble, 9-11, the banking crises, the home building meltdown, endless war, budget deficits, election cycles " the list goes on. Yet while most of us were looking the other way, a major...
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Changing Governance of Australian Regional Development: Systems and Effectiveness

Regional economic and social development is an important public issue in most countries, yet among the least successful. In Australia, some 40 years of trial and error regional strategy appear to have had limited success in securing long-range economic and social development leading to more...
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Changing patterns of migration to Australia's Northern Territory: Evidence of new forms of escalator migration to frontier regions?

Building on Fielding's idea of escalator regions as places where young people migrate (often temporarily) to get rapid career advancement, this paper proposes a new perspective on 'escalator migration' as it applies to frontier or remote regions in particular. Life events, their timing and iterations...
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Choice modelling and its potential application to tropical rainforest preservation

Loss of rainforest occurs in part because of a global market failure problem. Markets routinely transmit signals about international demands for forest products such as timber, but fail to transmit signals about demands for preservation. To make efficient resource allocation choices, decision makers need some...
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The trouble with community radio research, or, how methodological setbacks can inform theoretical development

Participatory research design appears as an attractive option in the study of community media organisations. But the researcher needs to carefully assess an organisation?s capacity to undertake do-it-yourself research, because, when things go wrong, this approach can also reveal conflicts within an organisation, as well...