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Rural Development in the Third World (Routledge Revivals)

1st Edition

By Chris Dixon


124 pages

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The rural landscape of the Third World is generally seen as one worked by the impoverished. Chris Dixon shows that this is an increasingly inaccurate picture. This book, first published in 1990, provides a general introduction to the approaches, policies, and problems associated with Third World rural development. Rural Development in the Third World is relevant to students of geography, the environment and developmental issues.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. The rural sector 2. Traditional rural production systems 3. Rapid rural change: traditional systems under pressure 4. Rural poverty: explanations and solutions 5. Redistribution of resources 6. Increasing productivity 7. Assessments, achievements, and alternative approaches; Review questions, further reading, and references; Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography