Recent decades have witnessed the transition from the government of rural areas towards processes of governance in which the boundaries between the state and civil society are blurred. As a result, governance is commonly linked to `bottom-up' or community-based approaches to planning and development, which are said to `empower' rural citizens and liberate them from the disabling structures of top-down government control. At the same time, however, a range of other actors beyond the local level have also become increasingly ...

Rural Governance: International Perspectives 2012, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9780415654111


Rural Governance: International Perspectives 2006, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780415399593