chapter  26
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PUBLIC STRATEGIES FOR LOCAL DEVELOPMENT: The effectiveness of an outdoor activities model

For these reasons, local government bodies are continuously searching for potential levers of economic development. Although public policies in Europe have traditionally

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years the potential of sports activity to serve as an impetus for local economic growth has been the focus of study not only in France, but also throughout Europe and in the United States. This model of local economic development via outdoor sports is thus a modern approach with important theoretical and practical potentialities.