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The Future of Rural Policy From Sectoral to Place-Based Policies in Rural Areas Introduction: Trends in rural governance

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By loosening national ties and enforcing international competition, globalisation confronts regions with previously unknown development opportunities and threats. On balance, it is expected to bring gains to economies on the whole, but will nonetheless pose severe adjustment problems to a number of regions. Moreover, international economic integration is increasing the interdependence of nations, thereby modifying the traditional policy instruments through which governments influence the process of economic and social change. Given their limited efficacy, these instruments need to be upgraded and in many cases substituted with more appropriate ones...

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Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: 2003-06-01

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