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SEMINAR: Soil&Water Seminar, Oct3:

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Soil&Water Seminar, Oct3: : "The Staples Economy and Regional Development in Western Australia” Other events...
The next Soil&Water Seminar will be Prof. Matthew Tonts from SEE, at 12pm on Weds, Oct 3rd. All welcome!

Title: “The Staples Economy and Regional Development in Western Australia”

Abstract: In the 1930s, Canadian historian Harold Innis developed his 'staples thesis' to explain the ways in which a high level of dependence on primary industries (notably agriculture, fishing, forestry and mining) had led to a distinctive form of regional development within Canada. Innis was particularly concerned with understanding why staples dependence is often associated with a volatile and often truncated form of economic development. Given some of the economic, political and geographical similarities between Canada and Australia, it is perhaps surprising that the staples thesis has not been applied to systematic assessment of regional development in Australia. This seminar draws reflects on the experience of two regions, the Goldfields and Wheatbelt, to examine the relevance of the staples thesis to understanding the pattern of regional development in Australia.
Speaker(s) Prof. Matthew Tonts, School of Earth and Environment
Location Agriculture Lecture Theatre (G.013), in the Agriculture NW wing
Contact Ursula Salmon <[email protected]>
Start Wed, 03 Oct 2012 12:00
End Wed, 03 Oct 2012 12:45
Submitted by Ursula Salmon <[email protected]>
Last Updated Mon, 01 Oct 2012 12:03
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