First published in 1999, this volume offers contrasting views from a variety of academic disciplines, including agriculture, anthropology, economics, geography, management studies, planning, and sociology, which focus on the single two-fold problem of how to understand these issues and what, practically, might be done about them.
Part 1. Changing Policies and Perspectives. 1. Supporting Entrepreneurship in Marginal Rural Areas: Experience from the West of Ireland. Perpetua McDonagh, Patrick Commins and Desmond Gillmor. 2. Quo Vadis Norwegian Regional Policy? Paul Olav Berg. 3. An Organisational Approach to the Development of Regional Dynamism. Roar Amdam. 4. Resistance, Adaption and Retrenchment in Marginal Regions. Richard Apostle. 5. Sleeping on the Mountain: Homelessness on the Margins. Susan Hutson and Stuart Jones. 6. Policies to Protect Family Farming in New York State and a Devolved Wales: A Case of Convergence? John Hutson and Reginald Byron. Part 2. Evaluating Local Enterprise. 7. A Strategy for Sustainable Local Development: A Case from the Midwest of Ireland. James A. Walsh. 8. An Economic Evaluation of the Provision of Countryside Recreational Opportunities: The Grampian Region. Michael Christie, Bill Slee and Bob Crabtree. 9. The Language Dimension in Local Development: The Case of Corca Dhuibhne Gaeltacht. Susan J. Lynch. 10. Empowering Communities through Community Action in Rural Ireland: the Case of Muintir na Tíre. Tony Varley and Diarmuid Ó Cearbhaill. 11. Enterprise and Resistance in the Celtic Fringe: High-Growth, Low-Growth, Low-Growth, and No-Growth Firms. D. Douglas Caulkins and Elaine S. Weiner. 12. Optimising the Contribution of Private Forestry to the sustainable Development of Rural Ireland. Micheál Ó Cinnéide, Michael Keane and Villi Wiium. Part 3. Local Strategies of Enterprise and Adaption. 13. Why Do Young People Leave Fishing Communities in Coastal Finnmark, North Norway? Jens Christian Hansen. 14. Outports under Threat: Systemic Roots of Social Crisis in Rural Newfoundland. Rosemary Ommer and Peter Sinclair. 15. Crofting and CAP Reform. Mark Shucksmith. 16. Forestry Resources andLocal Sustainable Development in Western Norway. Jørgen Amdam. 17. Strengthening Links between Agriculture and Tourism on the Rural Periphery: A Case Study of Southeast Wales. Nicholas Parrott, Anne-Marie Sherwood and Peter Midmore. 18. Labour Recruitment and Economic Change in a Peripheral Economy: Evidence from Northwest Wales. David Jones and Stephen Jones.
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