This book, originally published in 1987, provides an integrative, analytical aproach to rural areas in advanced economies. Causation and the consequences of societal change have been emphasised, in a framework which draws out processes which oeprate at different geographical scales (and with varying intensities across space).
1. Introduction 2. Concepts 3. Theoretical Framework 4. The International Context of Rural Development 5. Nations, Regions and Rural Development 6. Local Community Development 7. Development within Locatlities 8. Social Research and Rural Development Studies