Leadership and Local Power in European Rural Development (Perspectives on Rural Policy and Planning)

Leadership and Local Power in European Rural Development (Perspectives on Rural Policy and Planning)

By: Dr. Imre Kovach (author), Ms Rachel Woodward (editor), Dr. Keith Halfacree (editor), Professor Andrew W. Gilg (series_editor), Professor Henry Buller (series_editor), Professor Owen Furuseth (series_editor), Professor Mark Lapping (series_editor)Hardback

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Contemporary processes of economic, social, political and cultural restructuring are having profound impacts on the form and function of rural areas within the countries of the European Union and beyond. Furthermore, rural development policies and programmes at EU and national levels have been critical in shaping the responses of different rural areas across Europe to these wider processes of restructuring. Contrasting empirical studies of ten European countries, this volume provides a comprehensive analysis of the restructuring processes and the various national, regional and local rural development programmes. Adopting a different national perspective in each chapter, it focuses particularly on issues of power and leadership in the evolution and administration of these programmes. Five broad issues are examined in each case: socio-economic changes in rural areas, the administrative context in which rural development and political activities take place, the sociological context, the political control of rural development, and the use of different discourses of rurality in shaping the development process.

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Keith Halfacree, University of Wales Swansea, UK, Imre Kovach, Institute for Political Sciences, Hungary and Rachel Woodward, University of Newcastle, UK Contributors: Keith Halfacree, Imre Kovach, Rachel Woodward, Chris Curtin, Tony Varley, Henri Goverde, Henk de Haan, Nicole Mathieu, Philippe Gajewski, Lutz Laschewski, Parto Teherani-Kronner, Titus Bahner, Fernando Garrido, Jose R. Mauleon, Eduardo Moyano, Thomas Dax, Martin Hebertshuber, Torsti Hyyrylainen, Eero Uusitalo, Nina Gunnerud Berg, Hans Kjetil Lysgard.


Contents: Introduction: a comparative European perspective, Keith Halfacree, Imre KovA!ch and Rachel Woodward; Changing patterns of leadership and local power in rural Ireland, Chris Curtin and Tony Varley; The politics of rural development in The Netherlands, Henri Goverde and Henk de Haan; Influences on leadership and local power in rural Britain, Rachel Woodward and Keith Halfacree; Leadership, local power and rural restructuring in Hungary, Imre KovA!ch; Rural restructuring, power distribution and leadership at national, regional and local levels: the case of France, Nicole Mathieu and Philippe Gajewski; Recent rural restructuring in East and West Germany: experiences and backgrounds, Lutz Laschewski, Parto Teherani-KrAnner and Titus Bahner; Rural restructuring and the effects of rural development policies in Spain, Fernando Garrido, Jose R. MauleA(3)n and Eduardo Moyano; Regional and rural development in Austria and its influence on leadership and local power, Thomas Dax and Martin Hebertshuber; Recent rural restructuring and rural policy in Finland, Torsti HyyrylAinen and Eero Uusitalo; Rural development and policies: the case of post-war Norway, Nina Gunnerud Berg and Hans Kjetil LysgAYrd; Conclusions, Keith Halfacree, Imre KovA!ch and Rachel Woodward. Name index.

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  • ISBN13: 9780754615811
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 292
  • ID: 9780754615811
  • weight: 519
  • ISBN10: 0754615812

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