Employing a theoretical lens from the anthropology of development, this paper takes an actor-oriented approach to understand the socio-cultural context of regional path development in a peripheral rural region and the role of local agency, drawing on a qualitative case study of the Cradle Coast region of Tasmania, Australia. Findings demonstrate the value of bottom-up attention to the logics of regional actors to understand regional development trajectories and the emergence of new economic paths. Analysing the regional development logics and actions of local actors in particular contexts can reveal the mechanisms through which regions create new paths or reinforce old ones.
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Regional Studies on September 2022, available at: 10.1080/00343404.2022.2108543 .
Hutchinson, Deanna and Eversole, Robyn. "Local Agency and Development Trajectories in a Rural Region." (2022) .
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