Rural People & Communities in the 21st Century, Resilience & Transformation
Posted: November 6, 2012
by David L. Brown & Kai A. Schafft, 2011, Polity Press, Cambridge, UK and Malden, MA.
However, while the organization of rural life has been fundamentally transformed by institutional and social changes that have occurred since the mid-twentieth century, rural people and communities have proved resilient in the face of these transformations. This book examines the causes and consequences of major social and economic changes affecting rural communities and populations during the first decades of the twenty-first century, and explores policies developed to ameliorate problems or enhance opportunities.