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CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance

Resource Curse or Cure ?

On the Sustainability of Development in Western Australia

Editors: Brueckner, M., Durey, A., Mayes, R., Pforr, C. (Eds.)

  • Addresses often unanswered questions about the costs and benefits of resource-based development
  • The first book to offer a suitably comprehensive critique of Western Australia's development path
  • Provides a multi-facetted perspective thanks to its truly cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional authorship
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About this book

Globalisation and rapid social and environmental change in recent decades have brought into sharper focus not only the benefits but also the costs of economic development. The once assumed link between economic development and societal well-being is being increasingly questioned in the face of growing social and environmental problems and unfulfilled expectations concerning political and commercial decision-makers. The orthodox development dogma is being tested in particular in resource-based economies such as Western Australia, where globalisation pressures and the concomitant rise in the demand for natural resources highlight the difficulties of effectively balancing  broader societal interests with those of industry and the state. This book provides a critical review of the socio-political, environmental and cultural state of play in Western Australia, offering an analysis of how resource-based developments are shaping the state and its people.

About the authors

Dr Martin Brueckner is a lecturer at the Institute for Social Sustainability within the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at Murdoch University. He is a social ecologist with a background in management, economics and environmental policy. His research is focused on industry-community relations, sustainable communities and regional sustainability with a social justice emphasis. Martin has held academic positions at Edith Cowan University and Curtin University where he continues to hold adjunct positions.

Dr Angela Durey is a Senior Research Fellow in the Curtin Health Innovation Research Unit at Curtin University and is a Team Investigator on a National Health and Medical Research Council Capacity Building Grant in improving mental health in Indigenous communities. She is an anthropologist and also has a background in nursing. Her research on rural, remote and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health has focused on mainstream service delivery, the notion of whiteness and privilege and exploring the concept and experience of the intercultural space.

Dr Robyn Mayes is a Curtin Targetted Research Fellow in the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy at Curtin University. Her research explores the social dimensions of mining with publications in the fields of gender and mining, industrial change, community and regional development and mining, corporate social responsibility and class relations in mining communities.

Dr Christof Pforr is an Associate Professor and Discipline Leader (International Business, Tourism, Hospitality and Events) with the School of Management, Curtin Business School Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. Prior to joining Curtin in 2003, he held academic positions at the Northern Territory University, the University of Canberra and Edith Cowan University. His main research interests include tourism policy and planning, sustainable (tourism) development, health tourism, coastal tourism and geotourism as well as destination governance with a specific focus on network management and network analysis, all fields he has frequently published in. He has contributed to more than 100 publications and numerous international research collaborations. He has authored, co-authored or co-edited six books, is Co-Editor of the Asia Pacific Journal of Economics & Business, on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Safety and Security in Tourism / Hospitality and Book Review Editor of the International Journal of Tourism Policy.

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“This book provides a thought-provoking, research-based and refreshing view of economic, social and environmental sustainability in the resources industry. It will be useful for policy-makers, regulatory authorities, industry members and researchers in Western Australia and could also be valuable to such groups in other regions and countries heavily reliant on extracting natural resources.” (Philippa Vojnovic, Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 22 (1), March, 2015)


Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Confronting the ‘Resource Curse or Cure’ Binary

    Brueckner, Martin (et al.)

    Pages 3-23

  • The Politics of Resource Development in Western Australia

    Phillimore, John

    Pages 25-40

  • The Ethics of Resource Extraction and Processing: Two Western Australian Case Studies

    Albrecht, Glenn (et al.)

    Pages 43-57

  • The Political Economy of Corporate Social Responsibility in the Resource Sector in Western Australia. A Case Study of the Proposed James Price Point LNG Precinct

    Wesley, Anthea (et al.)

    Pages 59-73

  • The Mining Boom and Indigenous Labour Market Outcomes

    Dockery, Alfred Michael

    Pages 75-89

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-53873-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-53872-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 21, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-52293-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Resource Curse or Cure ?
Book Subtitle
On the Sustainability of Development in Western Australia
Editors
  • Martin Brueckner
  • Angela Durey
  • Robyn Mayes
  • Christof Pforr
Series Title
CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-53873-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-53873-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-53872-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52293-6
Series ISSN
2196-7075
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 295
Number of Illustrations and Tables
29 b/w illustrations
Topics