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14 Dec 2017

The changing face of regional Australia’s jobs

It’s a question often asked – where and what are the jobs in regional Australia? To answer that question, the Regional Australia Institute (RAI) took a look at the latest Census data released in November. As the recently awarded ‘Regional […]

4 Dec 2017

The Fate of the Great Barrier Reef

ASSOC. PROF. TIFFANY MORRISON, PHD Research Leader, Social Science, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies Most people don’t know the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) region is the same size as Italy or Japan. However, they probably do […]

27 Nov 2017

Regional New Zealand Votes National

By Paul Dalziel, Professor of Economics and Deputy Director Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit, Lincoln University On 24 September 2017, New Zealand held its three-yearly general election under its mixed member proportional representation system. There were 64 general electorates and […]

20 Nov 2017

Big batteries re-charging the State?

Associate Professor Melissa Nursey-Bray Convenor, Adaptation, Community, Environment (ACE) Research Group Department of Geography, Environment and Population, University of Adelaide South Australia has had a bumpy ride on the road to regional development recently. The State entered 2017 facing the […]

7 Nov 2017

Regional development in Australia’s biggest state: Western Australia

By Amma Buckley Senior Research Fellow Humanities Research and Graduate Studies Curtin University, Perth, Australia. Western Australia is the largest state in Australia covering the entire western third of the continent. It is the fourth most populous state representing 11 […]

4 Nov 2017

Kantian meaning behind the Actions of the EU Cohesion Policy

We – the practitioners, researchers, and students of regional studies – care about making the world a better place to live for all. In our efforts, we aim for a balanced and sustainable development, reducing disparities, social inclusion, and providing […]

3 Nov 2017

Four years of open access: my experience as editor

Dr Alasdair Rae reflects on his time editing ‘Regional Studies, Regional Science’. This article was originally published on the Taylor & Francis Editor Resources.  Dr Alasdair Rae is an urban and regional analyst for the Urban Studies and Planning department at the […]

2 Nov 2017

Estimating Networks and Spatial Effects in the Social and Geographical Space

Introduction The project supported by the MeRSA Grant is going to model the relative impact of spatial location on individual and aggregated measures of well‐being. The research[1] considers the simultaneous relationships between separate components of people’s well-being: health, education and […]

30 Oct 2017

Call for RSA Blog Editor

 Career development opportunity: Call for RSA Blog Editor The Regional Studies Association (RSA) seeks to appoint an Editor for its popular Blog which has been running since 2010. The Blog provides a platform for the RSA and its community to share […]

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