Rural Society

The journal of research into rural and regional social issues which include the rural media, small town development, rural gender issues and much more.

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 2, 2011

Agricultural Extension: Building Capacity and Resilience in Rural Industries and Communities
INTRODUCTIONResilience is a discourse that is gaining considerable attention amongst researchers in both the bio-physical and social sciences (Adger, 2000). It is also attracting the interest of public policy makers, politicians and rural Research and...
Agriculture and the WTO: Towards a New Theory of International Trade Regulation
Agriculture and the WTO: Towards a New Theory of International Trade Regulation Fiona Smith LLM ISBN 978 1 84542 490 9; 2009; xii + 172 pages; Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UKInternational agricultural trade has long been described by agricultural economists...
A Political History of National Action: Its Fears, Ideas, Tactics and Conflicts
INTRODUCTIONIn 1982 the radical nationalist group, National Action, emerged on university campuses in Sydney, mimicking the organisational structures of extreme leftist student organisations. Its tactics were reminiscent of those adopted by a variety...
Can Gender-Sensitive Forestry Programmes Increase Women's Income? Lessons from a Forest Fringe Community in an Indian Province
INTRODUCTIONThe proper management of common property resources which favour user groups has been deemed as one of the most feasible options for rural poverty reduction, community level economic development and biodiversity conservation in the developing...
Does Place Matter? Reviewing the Experience of Disadvantage for Older People in Rural Australia
INTRODUCTIONIn accordance with international trends, the Australian population is ageing rapidly (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2009). Adults aged 65 or over are expected to comprise approximately 25% of the population by 2056 (Australian Bureau of...
Farmers' Access to Resources Via Networks in Remote Rural Areas with Mobile Phone Reception: Creating a Resource Battery for a Mountain Tribe in South India
INTRODUCTIONInhabitants of the remote rural areas of the world without infrastructure networks tend to be at a socio-economic disadvantage in several ways. Rural and remote inhabitants have inadequate access to markets, information, and resources necessary...
Intimate Partner Abuse and Women's Health in Rural and Mining Communities
INTRODUCTIONRapid expansion of Australia's mining industry over recent years has stimulated considerable concern about the social impacts of population growth and demographic change in rural and remote mining regions. Impact assessment studies of existing...
Key Influences on the Adoption of Improved Land Management Practice in Rural Australia: The Role of Attitudes, Values and Situation
INTRODUCTIONAs pressures on environmental systems increase, the need for sustainable land management practice in dryland agriculture grows. Nowhere is this more pressing than in areas experiencing ongoing environmental distress. The importance of sustainable,...
Responsible Agents: Responsibility and the Changing Relationship between Farmers and the State
The Australian dairy industry was deregulated on July 1 2000, finalising the gradual deregulation of rural industries initiated by the Hawke Labor government in the 1980s (Cheshire & Lawrence, 2005; Edwards, 2003). This process has resulted in the...
The Water Dreamers: The Remarkable History of Our Dry Continent
The Water Dreamers: The Remarkable History of Our Dry Continent Michael Cathcart ISBN ISBN 978-1-921520-64-8; 2009; 328 pages; Text Publishing Company, MelbourneThe Water Dreamers is about water and the ideologies that drove its exploration, its use,...
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