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Perspectives on Rural Policy and Planning: Perspectives on Rural Policy and Planning


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The Changing World of Farming in Brexit UK

The Changing World of Farming in Brexit UK

1st Edition

Matt Lobley, Michael Winter, Rebecca Wheeler
November 22, 2018

The 2016 referendum resulted in a vote for the United Kingdom to withdraw from the European Union. This has led to frenzied political debate across the whole spectrum of policy, and agriculture is no exception. For the first time in a generation, the future of agriculture is unclear and unfettered...

Service Provision and Rural Sustainability: Infrastructure and Innovation

Service Provision and Rural Sustainability: Infrastructure and Innovation

1st Edition

Greg Halseth, Sean Markey, Laura Ryser
November 15, 2018

Access to quality services and community infrastructure are vital parts of supporting sustainable and resilient rural and small town places. Renewing outdated infrastructure and supporting the delivery of services in rural communities present significant challenges from the constrained fiscal and...

Evaluating the European Approach to Rural Development: Grass-roots Experiences of the LEADER Programme

Evaluating the European Approach to Rural Development: Grass-roots Experiences of the LEADER Programme

1st Edition

Leo Granberg, Kjell Andersson
February 12, 2018

The LEADER programme, initiated in 1991, aims to improve the development potential of rural areas in the European Union by drawing on local initiatives and skills. Highlighting this unique policy approach, this book presents up-to-date research results on LEADER’s achievements and restrictions at...

Geographies of Rural Cultures and Societies

Geographies of Rural Cultures and Societies

1st Edition

Moya Kneafsey, Lewis Holloway
September 14, 2017

The last decade or so has witnessed a flourishing of research in rural geography; in particular, approaches which have developed socio-cultural perspectives on rural issues. This book brings together well-established and newer researchers to examine the position of rural social and cultural...

Europe's Green Ring

Europe's Green Ring

1st Edition

Leo Granberg, Imre Kovách
July 13, 2017

Around the fringe of Europe lies a green ring of countries which have followed different pathways into modernity from the industrial core of the continent and have, until recently, been characterized by a strong agrarian presence in their politics, economy and culture. This book brings together...

Young People in Rural Areas of Europe

Young People in Rural Areas of Europe

1st Edition

Birgit Jentsch, Mark Shucksmith
June 28, 2017

Despite an EU-wide commitment to rural development, research has rarely focused on the lives of young people in rural areas, their experiences in education and employment, their perceptions of policies relevant to them, and their possibilities of participation. Based on a two-year European research...

The Reform of the CAP and Rural Development in Southern Europe

The Reform of the CAP and Rural Development in Southern Europe

1st Edition

George Stathakis, Charalambos Kasimis
April 30, 2017

Today the use of the term countryside reflects a dual historical shift due to the decreasing importance of agriculture - both in terms of employment and production - in European economies and the shift toward the environment. An increasing part of rural populations is being drawn into...

Leadership and Local Power in European Rural Development

Leadership and Local Power in European Rural Development

1st Edition

Imre Kovách, Keith Halfacree
April 30, 2017

Contemporary processes of economic, social, political and cultural restructuring are having profound impacts on the form and function of rural areas within the countries of the European Union and beyond. Furthermore, rural development policies and programmes at EU and national levels have been...

The City's Hinterland: Dynamism and Divergence in Europe's Peri-Urban Territories

The City's Hinterland: Dynamism and Divergence in Europe's Peri-Urban Territories

1st Edition

Keith Hoggart
March 06, 2017

Despite the fact that the rural commuter belts of cities are major loci of population change, economic growth and dynamic social change within city regions, most research tends to ignore this area while focusing on the built-up city core. However, with the current emphasis on the role of rural...

Women in Agriculture in the Middle East

Women in Agriculture in the Middle East

1st Edition

Pnina Motzafi-Haller
November 28, 2016

Based on a collaborative research project - an exciting fruit of the region's peace process - this book provides an in-depth examination and comparison of women's participation in agricultural production in four Middle-Eastern countries: Egypt, Jordan, Palestine and Israel. Each of the country...

Contesting Rurality: Politics in the British Countryside

Contesting Rurality: Politics in the British Countryside

1st Edition

Michael Woods
November 28, 2016

Rural issues have gained national prominence in Britain in recent years. The future of hunting, the Foot and Mouth outbreak, farm income and agricultural reform and housing development have all claimed political and media attention, promoted by a vocal rural lobby and headline-grabbing protests and...

A Living Countryside?: The Politics of Sustainable Development in Rural Ireland

A Living Countryside?: The Politics of Sustainable Development in Rural Ireland

1st Edition

Tony Varley, John McDonagh
November 15, 2016

By examining a range of experiences from both the north and south of Ireland, this book asks what the ideal of sustainable development might mean to specific rural groups and how sustainable development goals have been pursued across the policy spectrum. It assesses the extent of commitment to a...

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