Resource Curse or Cure?: On the Sustainability of Development in Western Australia

Brueckner, Martin, Durey, Angela, Mayes, Robyn, & Pforr, Christof (Eds.) (2014) Resource Curse or Cure?: On the Sustainability of Development in Western Australia. CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance. Springer, Heidelberg, Germany.

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Addresses often unanswered questions about the costs and benefits of resource-based development The first book to offer a suitably comprehensive critique of Western Australia's development path Provides a multi-facetted perspective thanks to its truly cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional authorship

Globalisation and rapid social and environmental change in recent decades have brought into sharper focus not only the benefits but also the costs of economic development. The once assumed link between economic development and societal well-being is being increasingly questioned in the face of growing social and environmental problems and unfulfilled expectations concerning political and commercial decision-makers. The orthodox development dogma is being tested in particular in resource-based economies such as Western Australia, where globalisation pressures and the concomitant rise in the demand for natural resources highlight the difficulties of effectively balancing broader societal interests with those of industry and the state. This book provides a critical review of the socio-political, environmental and cultural state of play in Western Australia, offering an analysis of how resource-based developments are shaping the state and its people.

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ID Code: 72758
Item Type: Book
Keywords: Ecological and Cultural ignificance, Industry-community Relations , Resource-based Development, Societal Well-being , sustainability
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-53873-5
ISBN: 9783642538728
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Deposited On: 12 Jun 2014 22:32
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2016 05:13

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