1. Introduction; 2. Understanding globalisation; 3. Reflexivity versus economic rationalism: bringing people back in; 4. Rural restructuring and social transformation; 5. Confusion amid protest: voices from the farm; 6. Regional restructuring and its policy impacts; 7. Regional reflexivity: confronting community dependency; 8. Beyond productivism and environmental degradation?; 9. Detraditionalisation: disempowering rural and regional communities; 10. Governance for dependency: neoliberal policies and regional Australia; 11. Rural and regional Australia: options for a new millennium.
This 2001 book interprets the predicament faced by Australia's regional people from their own perspective.
"The real value in this book is in its ability to unravel the many internal contradictions in neoliberal ideology through empirical example, rather than conceptual argument." Canadian Journal of Sociology Online