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Emerging functions of the wellbeing concept in regional development scholarship: a review


Fudge, M and Ogier, E and Alexander, KA, Emerging functions of the wellbeing concept in regional development scholarship: a review, Environmental Science and Policy, 115 pp. 143-150. ISSN 1462-9011 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.envsci.2020.10.005


Wellbeing has become important in regional development policy as decision-makers grapple with delivering public goods from industry exploitation of resource commons. We asked how these differently constituted concepts–‘regional development’ and ‘wellbeing’ – are handled in the literature. We identified four findings: i) an increasing focus on holistic sustainable development in regional development; ii) different approaches for pre-development planning and post-development impact assessment; iii) four key wellbeing components most common in regional development; iv) emergence of mixed methods approaches to investigating wellbeing and regional development. We conclude that synthesising wellbeing and regional development within a carefully designed interdisciplinary approach is required.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:common pool resources, wellbeing, regional development, policy
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Human geography
Research Field:Urban geography
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Fudge, M (Dr Maree Fudge)
UTAS Author:Ogier, E (Dr Emily Ogier)
UTAS Author:Alexander, KA (Dr Karen Alexander)
ID Code:141664
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2020-11-09
Last Modified:2021-03-18

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