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Beyond the State: shaping governance and development policy in an Australian region


Pape, M and Fairbrother, P and Snell, D, Beyond the State: shaping governance and development policy in an Australian region, Regional Studies, 50, (5) pp. 909-921. ISSN 0034-3404 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/00343404.2015.1055461


he role of the state in regional development is often unclear and contested. In Australia's Gippsland region, in the east of the state of Victoria, state actors shape trajectories of development while limiting local input to consultative forums. However, this account of regional governance obscures the role of marginalized actors. Despite limited opportunities for meaningful involvement, less powerful social groups can be influential by strategically engaging with state structures and local communities. Drawing upon a strategic-relational approach, with specific reference to the regional politics of scale, territory and relationality, this empirical study considers the role of the state and marginalized actors in shaping regional development policy.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:civil society, policy, regional development, regional governance, scalar politics, strategic-relational approach
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Human resources and industrial relations
Research Field:Workforce planning
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Work and labour market
Objective Field:Employment patterns and change
UTAS Author:Fairbrother, P (Professor Peter Fairbrother)
ID Code:145161
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:14
Deposited By:Management
Deposited On:2021-07-05
Last Modified:2021-07-05

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