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Rural societies around the world are changing in fundamental ways, both at their own initiative and in response to external forces. The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies examines the organization and transformation of rural society in more developed regions of the world, taking an inter-disciplinary and problem-focused approach. Written by leading social scientists from many countries, it addresses emerging issues and challenges in innovative and provocative ways to inform future policy. This volume is organised around eight emerging social, economic and environmental challenges: Inequality; Food & Land; Demographic Change; Economic Transformations; Social Dynamics; Gender & Identity; Governance & Power; Environment and Natural Resources.Cross-cutting these challenges are the growing interdependence of rural and urban; the rise in inequality within and between places; the impact of fiscal crisis on rural societies; neoliberalism, power and agency; and rural areas as potential sites of resistance. The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies is required reading for anyone concerned with the future of rural areas.
Editor(s): Shucksmith M, Brown DL
Publication type: Edited Book
Publication status: Published
Series Title: Routledge International Handbooks
Number of Pages: 698
Print publication date: 19/05/2016
Acceptance date: 30/10/2015
Place Published: Abingdon, UK
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