The Geography of Rural Change provides a thorough examination of the processes and outcomes of rural change as a result of a period of major restructuring in developed market economies. After outlining the main dimensions of rural change, the book progresses from a discussion of theoretical insights into rural restructuring to a consideration of both the extensive use of rural land and the changing nature of rural economy and society. The text places an emphasis on relevant principles, concepts and theories of rural change, and these are supported by extensive case study evidence drawn from different parts of the developed world.
The Geography of Rural Change is written for undergraduates taking courses in human geography, agricultural geography, rural geography, rural sociology, planning and agricultural economics.
Dimensions of Rural Change.
PART I: THEORETICAL APPROACHES
1. Rural Restructuring: Economic Perspectives
2. Rural Restructuring: Social Perspectives.
PART II RURAL LAND USE CHANGES
3. From Agricultural Modernisation to Diversification
4. Conserving Nature: A Rural Land Use Revolution?
5. The Changing Role of Forests.
PART III CHANGING RURAL ECONOMY AND SOCIETY
6. Population Change: Depopulation and Repopulation
7. Rural Industrialisation
8. Rural Policy and Planning
9. Rural Recreation and Tourism
10. Service Provision and Social Deprivation. Conclusion