Rural Development in the United States: Connecting Theory Practice and Possibilities / Edition 2

Rural Development in the United States: Connecting Theory Practice and Possibilities / Edition 2

ISBN-10:
1559633263
ISBN-13:
9781559633260
Pub. Date:
03/28/1995
Publisher:
Island Press
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Rural Development in the United States: Connecting Theory Practice and Possibilities / Edition 2

<p>Rural Development in the United States presents a comprehensive evaluation of the economic, environmental, and political implications of past rural development and a thorough consideration of the directions in which future development efforts should go. The authors have assembled the best of what is being thought and done with regard to rural development in the United States, and place it in a broad theoretical, historical, and geographical context. The book provides: <ul> <li>a summary of the key findings in rural development research of the past twenty years <li>an integration of development theory and practical experience <li>a bridge between the related but often isolated disciplines that inform rural development <li>a catalyst for new thinking in the area of rural development <li>analysis of the key economic sectors in rural areas: natural resources, the service sector, elderly services, telecommunications, manufacturing, tourism, and high-technology </ul> It includes important information about how national and international trends affect rural communities and development strategies and will help guide rural economic development policy in the United States during the 1990s and beyond.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781559633260
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 03/28/1995
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 366
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
 
PART I. Background and Framework
Chapter 1. Rural America in the 1990s: Trends and Choices
-The National/Global Context
-Rural Comparative Advantage
-Collective Action Failures
-Conclusion: Rural America in the 1990s
 
Chapter 2. Development: A Conceptual Framework
-Development as a Social Goal
-Development: Specific Features
-Implications for U.S. Rural Development
 
Chapter 3. Development: An Economic Process
-Third World Economic Development, 1950-1990
-Implications for Rural Development
-Lessons from Global Economic Change
-Theories of Rural Economic Change
-Conclusion
 
Chapter 4. Development: A Political Strategy
-Introduction: Action versus Inaction in Rural Development
-Institutions and Strategies
-Development: Overcoming Political and Cultural Obstacles
-Development: Overcoming Economic Obstacles
 
PART II. U.S. Rural Development: Sectoral Analysis
Chapter 5. Natural Resources
-Introduction
-The Context: National and International Trends
-The Rural Picture
-Economic Development Strategies
-Quality of Development-Jobs
-Quality of Development-The Environment
 
Chapter 6. Manufacturing
-Introduction
-The Context: National and International Trends
-The Rural Picture
-Economic Development Strategies
-Quality of Development
 
Chapter 7. The Service Sector
-Introduction
-The Context: National and International Trends
-The Rural Picture
-Economic Development Strategies
-Quality of Development
 
Chapter 8. Tourism
-Introduction
-The Context: National and International Trends
-The Rural Picture
-Economic Development Strategies
-Quality of Development
 
Chapter 9. The Elderly
-Introduction
-The Context: National Trends
-The Rural Picture
-Economic Development Strategies
-Quality of Development
 
Chapter 10. High Technology
-Introduction
-The Context: National and International Trends
-The Rural Picture
-Economic Development Strategies
-Quality of Development
 
Chapter 11. Telecommunications
-Introduction
-The Context: National and International Trends
-The Rural Picture
-Economic Development Strategies
-Quality of Development
 
Conclusion: Toward the Next Millennium
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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