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Handbook of Rural Development (Elgar Original Reference)

Gary Paul Green

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Title: Handbook of Rural Development (Elgar ...

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

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Although most countries in the world are rapidly urbanizing, the majority of the global population - particularly the poor - continue to live in rural areas. This Handbook rejects the popular notion that urbanization should be universally encouraged and presents clear evidence of the vital importance of rural people and places, particularly in terms of environmental conservation. Expert contributors from around the world explore how global trends, state policies and grassroots movements affect contemporary rural areas in both developed and developing countries.

Rural development policies have historically focused primarily on increasing agricultural productivity, but this volume demonstrates the need for a much broader approach as rural producers become increasingly integrated into the global economy. Following a comprehensive discussion of rural development theory and policy, the contributors tackle a number of diverse topics, including resource dependence, migration, entrepreneurship and microfinance, tourism and gender issues. The book concludes with detailed explorations of rural development in different areas of the world, including Africa, China and Latin America.

Professors and students of development studies, agricultural economics, environmental studies and sociology will find this Handbook an indispensable resource, as will practitioners and policymakers working in rural areas around the world.

Contributors: A. Bonanno, I. Carrillo, K.J. Curtis, M. Dougherty, S. Gasteyer, R. Goe, S. Goetz, S. Golding, G.P. Green, C. Herman, T.G. Johnson, D. Kraybill, L. Lobao, D. Marcouiller, A. Mukherjee, C. Sachs, J. Sharp, R. Stedman, E. da Via, L. Zhang, J.A. Zinda

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Edited by Gary Paul Green, Professor, Department of Community and Environmental Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, US

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