This book on the important question of village viability arose from several organizational innovations. It presents the important experience of intensive village studies conducted by anthropologists and sociologists and describes it with the views of development economists and administrators.
Introduction Part 1: The Village Defined 1. On the Viability of Villages Part 2: Studies of the Village 2. Millenium of Modernization: A Changing German Village 3. Balancing on an Alp: Population Stability and Change in a Swiss Peasant Village 4. The Transformation of Hungarian Villages 5. Time Perspectives in Village India 6. The Middle Eastern Village in Regional Perspective 7. Continuities and Discontinuities in China: The Natural Village and the Production Brigade- Part 3: Development and the Village 8. The Future of Rice Monocultures in Malaysia 9. The Role of the Village in Sahelian Development 10. New Village Uses of Renewable Energy Sources 11. The Political Economy of Education for Village Development 12. Human Development in Traditional and Modernizing Villages Part 4: Discussion 13. A Concluding Comment