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Resource Curse or Cure ?: On the Sustainability of by Martin Brueckner, Angela Durey, Robyn Mayes, Christof Pforr

By Martin Brueckner, Angela Durey, Robyn Mayes, Christof Pforr

Globalisation and swift social and environmental switch in fresh a long time have introduced into sharper concentration not just the advantages but in addition the prices of monetary improvement. The as soon as assumed hyperlink among monetary improvement and societal healthiness is being more and more puzzled within the face of growing to be social and environmental difficulties and unfulfilled expectancies referring to political and advertisement decision-makers. The orthodox improvement dogma is being validated specifically in resource-based economies resembling Western Australia, the place globalisation pressures and the concomitant upward push within the call for for ordinary assets spotlight the problems of successfully balancing broader societal pursuits with these of and the kingdom. This e-book offers a serious evaluation of the socio-political, environmental and cultural nation of play in Western Australia, providing an research of the way resource-based advancements are shaping the nation and its people.

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367 (Australian Bureau of Statistics 2011b). Income disparities such as these have flow-on effects, especially during periods of growing price pressures. Between 2006 and 2008 household costs increased by approximately $132 per week or 23 % on basic living expenses as suggested by the Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS 2009). ABS data also point to sharp price rises between 2009 and 2011 in the cost of essential items such as food (7 %), utilities (~32 %) and health (9 %) (Australian Bureau of Statistics 2011a).

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ABS, Canberra Auty R, Warhurst A (1993) Sustainable development in mineral exporting economies. Resour Policy 19(1):14–29 Ayres RU, van den Bergh JC, Gowdy JM (2001) Strong versus weak sustainability: economics, natural sciences, and “consilience”. Environ Ethics 23(2):155–168 Barnett C (2011) APPEA 2011 conference opening address. Presented at APPEA 2011 conference—tomorrow’s energy today, Perth Beckerman W (1992) Economic growth and the environment: whose growth? Whose environment? World Dev 20(4):481–496 Beckerman W (1995) How would you like your ‘sustainability’, sir?

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