Alternate Economic Futures for Remote Indigenous Australia
This research focuses on the theorisation of economic hybridity as an alternative to incorporation in market capitalism especially in remote Australia but also elsewhere where indigenous minorities are seeking to develop viable alternatives to late capitalism while living on their ancestral lands. This research builds on efforts to advocate using evidence based research for alternatives that are sustainable and work and that challenge the current hegemonic approach promulgated by the Australian state that imagines mainstream capitalist development for Indigenous peoples who live remotely, generally on indigenous titled land in difficult postcolonial circumstances. A particular aspect of this research is a focus on the Indigenous community-based organisations that play a pivotal role in promoting such hybrid possibilities and the governance and resourcing challenges that they face.
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Professor Jon Altman
Professor Jon Altman has a disciplinary background in economics and anthropology. From 1983–90 he was a postdoctoral fellow, research fellow and senior research fellow in the Department of...
Society, safety and health
The Society, Safety and Health cluster has four research themes:
- Policy processes and the social determinants of health inequities
- Governance for health equity
- Food systems, nutrition and climate change
- Regulation and governance of health care systems