By addressing themes such as social and economic change, government policy and gender relations, this volume tackles the thematic complexities of sustainability. At the heart of this discussion lies a desire to understand how small rural communities have survived in the past; how they are shaped by environmental, economic and social factors at present; and how these factors will impact on their survival in the future.
Challenges for the social sciences and Australia is the eleventh research training strategy to be produced with support from the ARC Evalutation Program. It presents abundant evidence of the quality of social science research in Australia and its contribution to the nation. The review also questions whether Australia makes the best use of that research […]
What factors underpin the sustainability of our rural communities and how sustainable are they? This important new book presents six detailed case studies of community sustainability in rural Australia–Narrogin (WA), the Gilbert Valley (SA), ‘Tarra’ (Victoria), Tumbarumba and Guyra (NSW) and Monto (Old). The authors draw on the concept of ‘capitals’–natural, human, social, institutional and […]
One in six Australian kids live below the poverty line. Among the 25 leading industrialised countries, Australia has the fifth highest child poverty rate. This is a useful, if stark, indicator of the extent of long-term disadvantage in this country. Creating unequal futures? brings together eight of Australia’s leading social scientists to introduce the reader […]