chapter  11
Rural change and development
ByMalcolm Moseley
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But ‘rural areas’ —however defined-do have certain characteristics, notably low population density and a much sought after green environment, which give national social and economic trends and problems a peculiar twist when they surface in that milieu. It is those ‘twists’ to which this chapter will be devoted. Look in other chapters if your interest is predominantly in that minority but necessarily rural industry called agriculture (Chapter 5), in land use per se (Chapter 20), or in the physical environment of the countryside (Chapters 17 and 20).