Comparing contemporary regional development in Western Australia with international trends

Jan-Willem van Staden, Fiona Haslam McKenzie

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In most developed countries, intervention in regional development is declining due to non-interventionist policies and increasing local responsibility for development. Western Australia, however, has embarked on a different route - a unique version of the 'new' paradigm, or place-based development - that departs from these broader neo-liberal trends. This paper examines Australian and Western Australian policies and compares them with those of Canada and British Columbia, jurisdictions similar to Australia and Western Australia, respectively. The Western Australian approach is investigated in the context of the 'new' paradigm, how it manifests in the case studies and, finally, which lessons emerge from these approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1470-1482
Number of pages13
JournalRegional Studies
Issue number10
Early online date27 Mar 2019
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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