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Institutionalizing culture: The role of culture in lessening vulnerability in Vietnam, Brazil and Cameroon

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Mehler, Brian P.
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Georgetown University
  • Published Location: United States -- District of Columbia
  • ISBN: 9781124611105
  • Country: Vietnam, Brazil, Cameroon

The theoretical discourse in development studies has struggled with how to integrate cultural practices into development programs in a prominent way. This thesis offers a rearticulation of culture as "cultural institutions" in order to apply conceptual renderings of culture to the more formalized literature concerning institutional deve ....

Intentional innovation communities: Strengthening innovation performance in the northern inland region of NSW

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Thomas, Philip; Adapa, Sujana; Davies, Elizabeth; Fortunato, Michael; Alter, Theodore
  • Journal Name: Extension Farming Systems Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol. 7, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

In order to overcome the challenges and make best use of the emerging opportunities in regional Australia, it is important that the adaptive potential of the region is identified, tapped and deployed with purpose. The goal of creating a prosperous and sustainable future for regional Australia requires sustained leadership, creativi ....

Inventory of Estimated Budgetary Support and Tax Expenditures for Fossil Fuels

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: OECD

This document provides preliminary quantitative estimates of direct budgetary support and tax expenditures supporting the production or consumption of fossil fuels in selected OECD member countries. This information has been compiled as part of the OECD‟s programme of work to develop a better understanding of environmentally harm ....

Investing in Australia's regions

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Commonwealth Government
  • Publisher: Commonwealth Government
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 9780642746924
  • Country: Australia

The Government is committed to empowering regional Australia to reach its full potential and become even stronger and more sustainable in the years ahead. The 2011‑12 Budget supports strong, resilient and creative regional communities through measures targeting health, education and skills, workforce participation, infrastr ....

Investing in regions: Making a difference

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Daley, John; Lancy, Annette
  • Publisher: Grattan Institute
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • Country: Australia

For nearly a hundred years, governments have spent a lot of money trying to promote economic growth in regional Australia. This year's Federal Budget was no exception, with $4.3 billion worth of programs announced to help "unlock the economic potential of our regions". But governments are already spending more than $2 billion a year on programs f ....

Investing in Sustainable and Resilient Rural Social Space: Lessons for Teacher Education

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: White, Simone; Lock, Graeme; Hastings, Wendy; Cooper, Maxine; Reid, Jo-Anne; Green, Bill
  • Journal Name: Education in Rural Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol. 21, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

An opinion is presented that the relationship between teacher education and the sustainability of rural communities is reciprocal. Such a reciprocal relationship is explored using research findings of an Australian Research Council funded project (2008-2010) of schools and communities that identified sustainable practices concernin ....

IPM workshops for growers and consultants - lessons for R, D and E

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Charleston, Kate; Miles, Melina; Brier, Hugh
  • Journal Name: Extension Farming Systems Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol. 7, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland, New South Wales

Facilitating change in pest management practices, and ultimately the implementation of IPM (integrated pest management) is a significant challenge for research and extension practitioners. The field crops entomology group within the Queensland Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEEDI, formerly Department of Primary ....

Keeping Doctors Happy in WA's South-West

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Comparti, Alison
  • Journal Name: Health Issues
  • Journal Number: No. 105
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

Attracting doctors to regional areas like the south-west of Western Australia is a sophisticated marketing challenge that requires local community action and some red-tape cutting by governments. Report Location;dn=785734746135395;res=IELHEA ....

Kununurra Land Development Program

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Planning Western Australia
  • Publisher: Western Australian Government
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Kununurra, Western Australia

Kununurra has experienced a period of sustained growth in recent years flowing from increased investment in the Ord River agricultural industry, mining activity and growth of the Kimberley region as a tourist destination. The proposal to develop stage 2 of the Ord River irrigation scheme is expected to generate a significant increase in local de ....

Labour Market Outcomes in Regional Australia

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Michelle Cunningham and Kathryn Davis
  • Publisher: Reserve Bank of Australia
  • Country: Australia

Labour market outcomes in regional areas of Australia have followed broadly similar trends to those in capital cities over the past two decades. The range of unemployment rates across the regions narrowed through the 2000s, as the benefits of economic growth were spread broadly across the country. Nonetheless, there are still some notable differe ....

Land Use and Conservation: Causal Policy Analysis and Coupled Modeling at the Social- Ecological Interface

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Butsic, Van
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: The University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Published Location: United States -- Wisconsin
  • ISBN: 9781267053916
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: Wisconsin

Land use change is perhaps the greatest challenge facing the global environment today. Rural residential housing is the fastest growing land use in the United States and poses challenges to land owners, planners, and conservationist who wish to preserve the environment. In this dissertation I address theoretical, methodological, and pol ....

Land Use, Climate Change and Emissions Trading: European and International Legal Aspects of the Post-Kyoto Process

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Ekardt, Felix; Hennig, Bettina; von Bredow, Hartwig
  • Journal Name: Carbon & Climate Law Review : CCLR
  • Journal Number: Vol.5, No.3
  • Publisher: Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft mbH
  • Published Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Country: Europe

Land use in general accordingly addresses many aspects. Besides the provision of foodstuff on the premise of long-term global food security, land use should also serve goals like maintaining biodiversity, sustainable supply of raw materials, energy supply, recreation and health. Report Location ....

Learning for employment and local economic development: Case of Srebrenica

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Zukic, Nermin
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Published Location: United States -- New York
  • ISBN: 9781267000767
  • Country: Bosnia-Herzegovina

Although Srebrenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina is a small municipality by population, it continues to be a recipient of substantial international assistance. Because of this and its contemporary history, it is a compelling case for a study of local economic development in transitional and post-conflict environments. Any potential achievements ....

Local Government and Community Engagement in Australia

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Herriman, J.
  • Publisher: Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia

This working paper was commissioned by the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) to provide a national update on what is taking place across the local government sector in relation to community engagement, and identify the ongoing challenges and questions for councils in engaging communities. In a survey of l ....

Long distance commuters in Australia: A socio-economic and demographic profile

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Hema de Silva , Leanne Johnson and Karen Wade
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: All Regions

There are various types of long distance commutes in Australia, such as the widely knownfly-in-fly-out commutes that occur in sparsely populated mining areas or daily commutesfrom peri urban areas to a nearby city. This paper provides a review of the publishedliterature on different types of long-distance commutes. It analyses long distance commu ....

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