Regional Economic Development
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- 31 Jul 2023
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Identify a range of approaches to local and regional economic development.
Evaluate and critique relevant articles and extracts that examine the theory and practice of local and regional economic development.
Formulate strategies for local and regional economic development.
Demonstrate an understanding of economic and geographic concepts relevant to development concerns.
- • Understanding local and regional economic development.
- • Issues and debates.
- • Concepts and theories.
- • Key actors and institutions.
- • Endogenous and exogenous development.
- • Profiling the economic environment.
- • Developing strategies and actions.
Prerequisites: Students must have completed 120 credit points of subjects.
No additional requirements
In this subject students will gain a broad understanding of regional economic development processes, focusing on Australian and international examples. Weekly classes will introduce students to contested understandings of 'the economy' and explore how neoliberalism, globalisation, and increasing urbanisation present challenges and opportunities for diverse forms of regional development. Along the way we will consider how diverse social, cultural and political contexts shape regional economic development in different ways.
- Policy brief - 1500 words. Practical application of regional development theory and course content. (35%)
- Critical Explanatory Review (1500 words). This assessment provides students with the skills to investigate and communicate about a complex economic development topic. (35%)
- Development strategy (1400 words). In this assessment, students apply their conceptual and theoretical knowledge to an economic development project. (30%)
Current study term: 30 Jul 23 to 27 Oct 23
Textbook information is pending.