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Guest Editorial Rural governance in Australia: Changing forms and emerging actors


Cheshire, L and Higgins, V and Lawrence, G, Guest Editorial Rural governance in Australia: Changing forms and emerging actors, Rural Society, 16, (3) pp. 231-235. ISSN 1037-1656 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2006 Taylor & Francis

DOI: doi:10.5172/rsj.351.16.3.231


This special edition of Rural Society on rural governance in Australia is both timely and long overdue. For more than two decades now, we have witnessed an increased complexity in the way contemporary rule is exercised in Australia and elsewhere as a growing range of community, business and other non-government actors become increasingly involved in processes of decision-making and service delivery that were once considered the domain of the state. In this sense, governance is not a recent phenomenon, and scholars and policymakers have been deliberating on the directions of these changes for more than ten years. While initial writings on governance had a tendency to focus almost exclusively on its urban manifestations, it is now well accepted that the nature and impact of rural governance is equally profound and therefore worthy of more careful consideration.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:rural, governance, Australia
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Rural sociology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Higgins, V (Professor Vaughan Higgins)
ID Code:138180
Year Published:2006
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2020-03-26
Last Modified:2020-05-22

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