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Title Challenging welfare issues in the global countryside / edited by George Giacinto Giarchi
Published Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2007


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Description xvi, 166 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Redefining the "rural question" : the new "politics of the rural" and social policy / Michael Woods -- Rural movements in Europe : Scandinavia and the accession states / Vanessa Halhead -- Market-based governance and the challenge for rural governments : US trends / Mildred E. Warner -- Between decentralized planning and neo-liberalism : challenges for the survival of the indigenous people of Kerala, India / Darley Jose Kjosavik and Nadarajah Shanmugaratnam -- Child health in rural Mexico : has progress reduced children's morbidity risks? -- Maria C. Huerta -- Rurality and social inclusion : a case of preschool education / Mark Shucksmith, Janet Shucksmith, and Joyce Watt -- Global industries and inclusive rural development / Robyn Eversole and John Martin -- Older people "on the edge" in the countrysides of Europe / George Giacinto Giarchi -- Spinning the rural agenda : the countryside alliance, fox hunting, and social policy / Alison Anderson
Summary "Until recently, a greater concentration on urban social policy issues and urban deprivation has tended to create an urban sociological and urban welfare bias. However, there has currently been an increased interest in countryside issues and rural social welfare. This has led to a greater demand for British and transnational rural studies, hence this edited collection. Here, exemplars, ranging from the more industrialised regions of Britain, Continental Europe, USA and Australia, and of rural localities in the less industrialised contexts of India and Mexico, direct attention to multi-dimensional factors affecting rural space, socio-political urban-rural power relations, conflicting urban-rural tensions and opposed values. The authors add to existing studies that inform contemporary urban-rural dialogue. The authors add to existing studies that inform contemporary urban rural dialogue, in respect of social policy and rural welfare in a changing global countryside."--BOOK JACKET
Notes "First published as Volume 40, No. 6 of Social Policy and Administration."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Sociology, Rural.
Rural conditions.
Author Giarchi, George Giacinto, 1930-
LC no. 2007005969
ISBN 9781405162418 alkaline paper
OTHER TI Social policy & administration