Paper $22.50 ISBN: 9789059720862 Published July 2006 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

The Political Economy of Rural Development

Modernization without Centralization?

Ottar Brox

The Political Economy of Rural Development
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Ottar Brox

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192 pages | 6-1/3 x 9-1/2 | © 2006
Paper $22.50 ISBN: 9789059720862 Published July 2006 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
The Political Economy of Rural Development argues for a new analysis of rural economic growth patterns, based on research the author conducted in Scandinavia. Ottar Brox reverses a long-standing conviction in urban planning theory by asserting that improving the economic opportunities for individuals in rural areas is an indirect investment in urban hubs. Peasant resistance, he reveals, is the logical result of urban neglect of local interests. The Political Economy of Rural Development is a convincing argument for new, localized economic strategies and will be invaluable to those interested in rural planning and economics.
Contents
Introduction by John Bryden and Robert Storey
 
1.  Out of Poverty
 
2.  Lessons From 12 Years of Planning in North Norway
 
3.  Let Us Now Praise Dragging Feet!
 
4.  Local and Political Conditions for the Maintenance of Marginal Communities
 
5.  Phases in the Development of North Norwegian Settlement Structure
 
6.  Five Attempts at Planning the Development of North Norway
 
7.  The Crisis of Community
 
8.  Arctic Agriculture
 
9.  Full Employment and the Buffer Function
 
10.  Closing the Commons Means Ruin to All!
 
11.  The Role of Imported Labour in Agribusiness
 
12.  Avoiding Unwanted Futures
 
Literature
 
 
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