This book reflects on how the economies, social characteristics, ways of life and global relationships of rural areas of Europe have changed in recent years. This reveals a need to refresh the concepts we use to understand, measure and describe rural communities and their development potential. This book argues that Europe has 'outgrown' many of the stereotypes usually associated with it, with substantial implications for European Rural Policy.
|Title of host publication||Territorial Cohesion in Rural Europe - The Relational Turn in Rural Development|
|Place of Publication||Oxon|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2015|
De Lima, P., & Copus , A. (2015). Introduction: From rural development to rural territorial. In Territorial Cohesion in Rural Europe - The Relational Turn in Rural Development (pp. 3-10). Oxon: Routledge.