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A QUARTER CENTURY OF CHANGE IN RURAL BRITAIN AND EUROPE:
reflections to mark 25 years of the Countryside and Community Research
Edited by Nigel Curry and Malcolm Moseley
This volume reflects on the nature of rural change in Britain and Europe since the mid 1980s when a productive and prosperous agriculture was delivering more food than we needed, there was an environmental crisis as a result, and terms such as sustainable development and climate change were only mere whispers of the radical environmentalists.
A team of leading rural commentators has produced a series of reflective essays examining the changes to the rural condition brought by the intervening 25 years. Importantly, they have all been members of the CCRI at some point during this period and so it is fitting that this series has been produced to mark its silver anniversary. The book is structured around themes and includes the following contributions:
Twenty-five years of rural change: Nigel Curry and Malcolm Moseley
Rural governance: Gavin Parker
Rural people and communities: Malcolm Moseley
Rural welfare: Paul Milbourne
Rural housing: Trevor Cherrett
The rural economy: Nigel Curry
Rural settlement planning: Stephen Owen
Protected areas and the wider countryside: Paul Selman
Land tenure and agricultural change: Brian Ilbery
Forestry: Bill Slee
Farming continuities and change: Mike Winter
Greening and agriculture: Henry Buller
Sustainable rural development: Andrew Gilg
European rural community development: Michael Dower
This volume will provide a valuable undergraduate and postgraduate text on rural change and its policy context in Britain and Europe for those studying spatial planning, geography, agriculture, politics and other social sciences. It will also be of value to all policymakers at different levels of government who have an interest in, and concern for, rural areas.
The book is produced by the Countryside and Community Press in Gloucester. You can order this book (cost £15.00 + £1.50 p&p) by emailing Jill Harper at the Countryside and Community Research Institute. Please indicate if you require an invoice.
Glimpses of Rural England by Malcolm Moseley
Malcolm Moseley, CCRI’s Professor of Rural Community Development, has published a new book which provides glimpses of life in England's villages and small towns at the start of the 21st century.
The book, entitled Glimpses of Rural England, draws upon a mass of expensively gathered survey material and nine research reports produced between 2004 and 2007 are revisited and reappraised. Each was in large measure the work of the CCRI, often working in partnership with other institutions, with funding from government agencies involved in rural development.
Concise chapters cover parish and market town plans, access to services, the drivers of rural change, the benefits of village halls, rural community enterprises, local social capital, parish council effectiveness, local economic development and the economic impact of Rural Community Councils. Collectively they draw on interviews with some 1,500 people spread across dozens of local communities and on the systematic analysis of sheaves of documentary evidence. Click here for preview.
What comes through are a number of insights into social exclusion, social and human capital, service delivery and local governance in a rural context. But the core message is that asset-based community development should lie at the heart of sustainable rural development.
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Author: Professor Malcolm Moseley
Professor of Rural Community Development. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01242 714130
Rural Development Partnerships: Guidelines for Good Practice in the UK
by Trevor Cherrett and Malcolm Moseley
This guide sets out the key lessons derived from the whole PRIDE project for the practice and effective performance of rural development partnerships in the UK. (Much of the advice will be equally applicable in overseas contexts where similar issues are addressed). Attention is focussed on the operational management of the partnerships and on maximising their effectiveness in delivering the desired outcomes. The guide is aimed both at existing and potential partnerships, and at those national, regional and local agencies which sponsor and promote them.
(June 2001). 18pp. Price: £5.00. To order, please email email@example.com
The Practice of Rural Development Partnerships in Europe: 24 case studies in six European countries
Edited by Ada Cavazzani and Malcolm Moseley
This volume presents the results of the detailed local research that followed the extensive questionnaire survey. Using a qualitative methodology, each national team explored just four rural development partnerships in widely spread regions of their countries. The focus was very much on the practice of partnership - focus of the subsequent, and as yet unpublished, stage of the work and which involved return visits to the 24 areas. This 'practice report' drawing together a mass of documentary evidence and the findings of over 300 personal interviews conducted in the study areas, provides a detailed picture of how partnerships actually work.
2001. 398 pages. ISBN 88-498-0106-8. Price: £10.00. To order, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ethnography and Rural Research
Edited by Annie Hughes, Carol Morris and Susanne Seymour
Ethnography and Rural Research provides details of some of the recent rural research that has adopted an ethnographic approach. The selection of essays in this volume were originally presented as papers at an Ethnography and Rural Research workshop, organised by the Rural Geography Study Group at the University of Nottingham in 1996. This workshop brought together researchers to discuss and debate a variety of theoretical and methodological issues relating to ethnographic research.
1999, ISBN 1-86174-087-5 Price: £14.99. To order, please email email@example.com
Exploring Rural Development Partnership in Europe
Edited by Javier Esparcia, Malcolm Moseley and Joan Noguera
This report presents the results of an extensive questionnaire survey of 330 rural partnerships spread across eight European countries. Using a common methodology and a detailed questionnare which was translated into six languages, the survey focused on the partnerships' emergence, objectives, organisation, operation and achievements. Each national chapter presents a wealth of statistical evidence with an explanatory text. In addition there are chapters detailing the methodology, and attempting a European overview and provisional typology based on the national evidence. In the UK case, the report is based on 54 partnerships located in all parts of the country and delivering a wide variety of public programmes. The picture that emerges is of a phenomenon which has 'come of age' and several indications are given of factors that favour or impede their success.
2001. 285 pages. ISBN 84-370-4445-6. Price: £10.00. To order, please email firstname.lastname@example.org