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Handbook of Rural Studies

  • Authors: Cloke, P., Marsden, T., Mooney, P.
  • Publisher: Sage
  • Published: 2006

The Handbook represents the vitality and theoretical innovation at work in rural studies. It shows how political economy and the 'cultural turn' have led to very significant new thinking in…

Australian Indigenous Knowledge and Libraries

  • Authors: Martin Nakata, Marcia Langton
  • Publisher: UTSePress
  • Published: 2005

In response to significant changes in the Indigenous information landscape, the State Library of New South Wales and Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning, University of Technology, Sydney, hosted a Colloquium,…

Sustainability and change in rural Australia

  • Authors: Cocklin, Chris, Dibden, Jacqui
  • Publisher: University of New South Wales
  • Published: 2005

Written by some of Australia's leading commentators on the rural systems, this comprehensive collection of essays explores the multiple factors that underpin the sustainability of rural communities in Australia. By…

Uncommon ground: white women in Aboriginal history

  • Authors: Cole, Anna, Haskins, Victoria, Paisley, FIona
  • Publisher: Aboriginal Studies Press
  • Published: 2005

Uncommon Ground brings together a unique collection of essays about the complex roles played by white women in Australian Indigenous histories. It showcases some of the latest and most interesting…

Participation and Governance in Regional Development: global trends in an Australian context

  • Authors: Eversole, R., Martin, J.
  • Publisher: Ashgate
  • Published: 2005

This book provides a cross-disciplinary perspective on participation and governance issues in regional development - processes now regarded as essential for sustainable regional development. It brings together a group of…

Drought in Australia

  • Author: Healey, Justin
  • Publisher: Spinney Press
  • Published: 2005

Explores the causes, impacts and history of drought in Australia; how drought is defined and measured; climate change in relation to changed rainfall conditions; water use; drought assistance measures; and…

From disaster response to risk management : Australia's national drought policy

  • Authors: Linda Courtenay Botterill, Donald A. Wilhite
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Published: 2005

Contents Introduction L. C. Botterill, D. A. Wilhite 1 Living In The Australian Environment Mark Stafford Smith 5 Climate And Drought In The Subtropics-The Australian Example J. A. Lindesay 15…

Population mobility and indigenous peoples in Australasia and North America

  • Authors: Bell, Martin, Taylor, John
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2004

Focusing on the four 'New World' countries - Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States - this book explores key themes and issues in indigenous mobility. In each of…

Equity in Vocational Education and Training: Research Readings

  • Author: Bowman, Kaye
  • Publisher: NCVER
  • Published: 2004

Building equity into Australia's vocational education and training (VET) system is a key component of the National Strategy for Vocational Education and Training 2004-2010. This book of readings aims to…

The Health of Indigenous Australians

  • Author: Thompson, N.
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Published: 2003

Taking a public health approach, 'The Health of Indigenous Australians' places detailed information about specific health conditions affecting indigenous people within a broad social framework. Contents Introduction (Neil Thomson) 1.…

Managing Australia's Environment

  • Authors: Dovers, Stephen, Wild River, Su
  • Publisher: Federation Press
  • Published: 2003

Examines Australia's resource and environmental management institutions. Managing Australia's Environment is a report card of unprecedented scope, examining Australia's resource and environmental management institutions and policies against the requirements of…

Beyond Drought: People, Policy and Perspectives

  • Authors: Botterill, L., Fisher, M.
  • Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
  • Published: 2003

Beyond Drought: People, Policy and Perspectives

The A-Z of Social Research

  • Authors: Miller, R., Brewer, J.
  • Publisher: Sage
  • Published: 2003

Contents #Abduction and Retroduction # Action Research # A Case Study # Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) # Attitudes # Biographical Method # CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing) # Case Study…

Qualitative Research in Action

  • Author: May, T.
  • Publisher: Sage
  • Published: 2002

Contents: Introduction: transformation in principles and practice Pt. 1. Putting the practice into theory • Institutional ethnography / Dorothy E. Smith • Critical realist ethnography / Sam Porter • Framing…

Strategic environmental assessment in Australasia

  • Authors: Marsden, Simon, Dovers, Stephen
  • Publisher: Federation Press
  • Published: 2002

Strategic Environmental Assessment in Australasia provides an authoritative, up-to-date report on the state of strategic environmental assessment (SEA) in Australia and New Zealand, at a time of gathering momentum for…

Planning for Country: Cross-cultural approaches to decision-making on Aboriginal lands

  • Authors: Walsh, Fiona, Mitchell, Paul
  • Publisher: IAD Press
  • Published: 2002

Indigenous people who want to control their day-to-day lives and their future face cultural, political and economic obstacles. This book includes practical ways to address some of these issues.

Flammable Australia: The Fire Regimes and Biodiversity of a Continent

  • Authors: Bradstock, R.A., Willliams, J.E., Gill, A.M.
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Published: 2002

Fire is pivotal to the functioning of ecosystems in Australia, affecting the distribution and abundance of the continents̕ unique and highly diverse range of plants and animals. Conservation of this…

The Social Origins of Health and Well-being

  • Authors: Eckersley, R., Dixon, J., Douglas, B
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Published: 2001

This book covers the differential health impacts of socio-economic status, family and early development, changes in work and work conditions, health systems, the physical environment of cities, indigenous peoples, social…

Essays on regional economic development

  • Author: Coombs, Greg
  • Publisher: SA Centre for Economic Studies in association with Wakefield Press
  • Published: 2001

There is no doubt that globalisation is a major external influence on small regions. These essays show how small regions need not be passive players, swept away on the current…

Rurality Bites: The Social and Environmental Transformation of Rural Australia

  • Authors: Lockie, S., Bourke, L.
  • Publisher: Pluto Press
  • Published: 2001

An overview of the extraordinary social, environmental, political and cultural changes and conflicts sweeping rural Australia. All too often, community decline, environmental degradation and agricultural restructuring are treated as separate…

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