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


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This well-established series offers a forum for the discussion and debate of the often conflicting needs of rural communities and how best they might be served. Offering a range of high-quality research monographs and edited volumes, the titles in the series explore topics directly related to planning strategy and the implementation of policy in the countryside. Global in scope, contributions include theoretical treatments as well as empirical studies from around the world and tackle issues such as rural development, agriculture, governance, age and gender.

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Politics and Policies of Rural Authenticity

Politics and Policies of Rural Authenticity

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Pavel Pospěch, Eirik Magnus Fuglestad, Elisabete Figueiredo
September 30, 2021

This book explores the notion of rurality and how it is used and produced in various contexts, including within populist politics which derives their legitimacy from the rural-urban divide. The gap between the ‘common people’ and the ‘elites’ is widening again as images of rurality are promoted as...

Governance for Mediterranean Silvo-Pastoral Systems Lessons from the Iberian Dehesas and Montados

Governance for Mediterranean Silvo-Pastoral Systems: Lessons from the Iberian Dehesas and Montados

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Teresa Pinto-Correia, Maria Helena Guimarães, Gerardo Moreno, Rufino Acosta Naranjo
September 28, 2021

This book is about the resilience of silvo-pastoral systems now, and in the future. As such, it is about people. The goal is to fill the gap in the knowledge on silvo-pastoral systems and their changing trends, by adding the human dimension, with enough detail to draw inferences about the new ...

Tourism and Socio-Economic Transformation of Rural Areas Evidence from Poland

Tourism and Socio-Economic Transformation of Rural Areas: Evidence from Poland

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Joanna Kosmaczewska, Walenty Poczta
May 25, 2021

This book aims to fill a gap in the current literature by tracing the rural transformation process and the development of rural tourism functions in Poland over the last 30 years. It examines the socioeconomic transformation between 1989 and 2019 that resulted in the formation and development of ...

Rural Gerontology Towards Critical Perspectives on Rural Ageing

Rural Gerontology: Towards Critical Perspectives on Rural Ageing

1st Edition

Edited By Mark Skinner, Rachel Winterton, Kieran Walsh
December 29, 2020

This book provides the first foundation of knowledge about the intellectual traditions, contemporary scope and future prospects for the interdisciplinary field of rural gerontology. With a focus on rural regions, small towns and villages, which have the highest rates of population ageing worldwide,...

The Changing World of Farming in Brexit UK

The Changing World of Farming in Brexit UK

1st Edition

By 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

Edited By 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

By 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 ...

The Reform of the CAP and Rural Development in Southern Europe

The Reform of the CAP and Rural Development in Southern Europe

1st Edition

By 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 ...

Geographies of Rural Cultures and Societies

Geographies of Rural Cultures and Societies

1st Edition

By 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

By 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

By 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...

Contesting Rurality Politics in the British Countryside

Contesting Rurality: Politics in the British Countryside

1st Edition

By 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...

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