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Synergy between State and Rural Society for Development: An Analysis of the Governance System of the Rural Saemaul Undong in Korea

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Eom, Seok-Jin
  • Journal Name: Korea Observer
  • Journal Number: Vol.42, No.4
  • Publisher: Institute of Korean Studies
  • Published Location: Seoul, South Korea
  • Country: South Korea

This study aims to examine the governance system of the Rural Saemaul Undong (RSU) from the perspective of state-society relations, by analyzing actors, processes, and formal/informal institutions. The effective and efficient state institutions created an environment in which rural people participated in the RSU programs. The village-le ....

Taking the gamble: local and regional policy issues of access to electronic gaming machines (EGMs): A case study of Victoria, Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Pickernell, David; Keast, Robyn; Brown, Kerry; Yousefpour, Nina and Miller, Chris.
  • Journal Name: The Australasian Journal of Regional Studies
  • Journal Number: Vol. 19 Issue 2.
  • Publisher: Australian and New Zealand Regional Science Association
  • Published Location: Armidale, NSW
  • ISBN: 1324-0935
  • Country: Australia

Gambling activities, and revenues derived, have been seen as a way to increase economic development in deprived areas. However, there are also concerns about gambling in general and Electronic Gaming Machines (EGMs) in particular, and the effects of access to these activities on the localities in which they are situated. This study explores issue ....

Tenement controls in the Shire of Yarra Ranges: an assessment of the performance of a land use policy instrument

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Kate Matthews
  • Journal Name: Australian Planner
  • Journal Number: 50.3
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
  • Published Location: United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 2150-6841
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Whilst a number of statutory instruments have been designed by policy makers to address the problem of unplanned residential development in rural or environmentally sensitive areas, little academic research has been conducted on their performance within the Australian context. One such instrument is the tenement control. Tenement controls were hi ....

Tenterfield revisited : reforming Australia's system of government for 2001

  • Year: 1991
  • Author: Wiltshire, Kenneth W.
  • Publisher: University of Queensland Press
  • Published Location: St Lucia, Queensland
  • ISBN: 0702223492
  • Country: Australia

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The Australian Resources Sector—its contribution to the nation, and a brief review of issues and impacts

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: MIchael Roarty, Department of Parliamentary Services
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: All

It is undeniable that minerals and energy resource development is a key contributor to the Australian economy, and in particular to the state of Western Australia. The recent 'mining boom' has been much discussed in the last 7 years or so and has brought considerable revenue to state and federal governments. As well as being of economic benefit, ....

The changing nature of irrigation in northern China: Assessing the impacts of fiscal decentralization on village-level irrigation development

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Boyle, Christine E.
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Published Location: United States -- North Carolina
  • ISBN: 9781124941967
  • Country: China

In recent decades, debate over how to promote water conservation in irrigation has increased as water has become scarcer and competition for water has increased - between neighboring locales, between farms and cities, and between people and their environment. The irrigation debate is particularly salient as agricultural water use is dir ....

The convergence of regional governance discourses in rural Australia: enduring challenges and constructive suggestions

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Morrison, Tiffany; Lane, Marcus
  • Editors: Cheshire, Lynda; Higgins, Vaughan and Lawrence, Geoffrey
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol.16, No.3
  • Country: Australia

Regional governance is being embraced across rural Australia by a diverse ensemble of actors, including rural communities, private corporations, environmental activists and government agencies. The promoters of regional governance argue that utilising approaches to governance such as ‘regional partnerships' improves the functionality and democ ....

The Conversion of Social Capital into Community Development: an intervention in Australia's outback.

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Onyx J, Leonard R.
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Urban and Regional Research
  • Journal Number: 34.2
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • ISBN: 1468-2427
  • Country: Australia

The research presented in this article employed a deliberate intervention to mobilize social capital and then studied the dynamics of the way in which it influenced community development. Whether or not social capital is able to facilitate development depends on the specific context in which it occurs. Although the general context of this study w ....

The economics of indigenous deprivation and proposals for reform

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Hughes, Helen
  • Publisher: Centre for Independent Studies
  • Published Location: St Leonards, NSW
  • Country: Australia

The author argues that as a result of 30 years of separatist policies, Australian Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders in remote communities, fringe settlements and capital-city ghettos, as compared to those integrated into the mainstream economy in capital cities and towns in regional Australia, have been denied the economic opp ....

The Howard Government and Regional Development

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Collits, Paul
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 14, No. 3
  • Country: Australia

The demise of the Howard Coalition Government in Australia in late 2007 and the coming to power of a new Labor Government provides a timely opportunity to consider the fate of regional development under Howard and its prospects under the current administration. Much of the focus of debates over regional policy under Howard has been ....

The impact of good governance and decentralization reforms on the effectiveness of local authorities: The case of Saudi municipalities

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Almarshad, Sultan O.
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of Connecticut
  • Published Location: United States -- Connecticut
  • ISBN: 9781124566238
  • Country: Saudi Arabia

Since the early 1990s, Saudi Arabia has placed great emphasis on political and administrative reforms in order to strengthen local authorities and create more opportunities for citizen participation in decision-making. Therefore, it is important to inquire to what extent the intended goals and objectives of these reforms have been achie ....

The implications of innovation in e-government and communication strategy in Australian Local Government organizations: an investigation of current and emerging practice

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Beige Pureau
  • Publisher: Swinburne University of Technology Faculty of Business and Enterprise
  • Country: Australia

This is one of the first systematic studies on the development of local e-government capability in Australia, providing a valuable benchmark for assessing current and future development. It offers comparison with international studies, and analyses expert Australian commentary to develop insight into the requisite functional, organisational and s ....

The missing link: mutual forms of organisation, social capital and community regeneration in regional Australia

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: McQueen, M; Lyons, M
  • Publisher: Australian Centre for Co-operative Research and Development, University of Technology Sydney
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • ISBN: 1863658432
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The authors explore whether the prevalence of collectives in rural areas is a response to government cutbacks and privatisation. They describe a study undertaken to measure the density of mutuals in rural New South Wales and to map the distribution of a number of mutual forms of organisation across the state. The study paid particu ....

The National Strategic Framework for Rural and Remote Health

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Rural and Regional Health Australia
  • Publisher: Commonwealth of Australia
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 978-1-74241-672-4
  • Country: Australia

The planning, design, funding and delivery of quality, contemporary health care is universally a complex and challenging task. This is irrespective of setting, community and population characteristics, economic circumstances and individual health status. In rural and remote Australia the complexity is magnified by unique characteristics and cha ....

The political response to rural social and economic sustainability: A cross-national study of Thai and Australian rural policy, 1997-2007

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Nirathron, Narumol; Whitford, Troy
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: 22.1
  • Publisher: eContent Management
  • Published Location: Australia
  • ISBN: 10371656
  • Country: Australia, Thailand

This article provides a cross-national examination of Thai and Australian political responses to rural social and economic inequity during the period 1997-2007 using an historical lens. It highlights different policy approaches and their philosophical underpinnings. Both the National Party and Thai Rak Thai Party shared similar policy positions. ....

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