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The Geography of Rural Change


Edited By: Brian Ilbery

267 pages, Figs, tabs, maps

Addison Wesley Longman (Pearson Education)

Paperback | Jan 1998 | #72365 | ISBN: 0582277248
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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.


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

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