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Are You There God? It's Me, King Island


Coates, L, Are You There God? It's Me, King Island, Refereed Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Regional Sciences Association, 6-9 December 2011, Canberra, pp. 166-178. ISBN 9781877519215 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Using Regional Development Platform theory as proposed by Cooke (2007), is it possible to envision an adaptive King Island: as stoic in the face of the current global agri-food paradigm as it is in the face of swells and storms? Having survived commodity rollercoaster rides through niche product branding and mining busts and booms resulting in a renewable energy and enviro-tourism focus, King Island is still there; home to approximately 1700 people; buffeted by sea, blown by gales, laden with both sunshine and rain. Presently it is also ‘home’ to an internationally recognised food brand, but for how long? And what may happen next? A preview of research conducted as part of PhD candidature, this paper explores the dilemma of a small, isolated, peripheral economy in the middle of Bass Strait.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
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 economics
UTAS Author:Coates, L (Dr Lea Coates)
ID Code:76178
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Institute for Regional Development
Deposited On:2012-03-01
Last Modified:2017-11-14

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