First published in 1999, this volume offers contrasting views from a variety of academic disciplines, including agriculture, anthropology, economics, geography, management studies, planning, and sociology, which focus on the single two-fold problem of how to understand these issues and what, practically, might be done about them.

chapter |12 pages


ByReginald Byron, John Hutson

part One|103 pages

Changing Policies and Perspectives

chapter 1|29 pages

Supporting Entrepreneurship in Marginal Rural Areas: Experience from the West of Ireland

ByPerpetua McDonagh, Patrick Commins, Desmond Gillmor

chapter 2|12 pages

Quo Vadis Norwegian Regional Policy?

ByPaul Olav Berg

chapter 4|16 pages

Resistance, Adaptation and Retrenchment in Marginal Regions

ByRichard Apostle

chapter 5|14 pages

Sleeping on the Mountain: Homelessness on the Margins

BySusan Hutson, Stuart Jones

part Two|106 pages

Evaluating Local Enterprise

chapter 8|17 pages

An Economic Evaluation of the Provision of Countryside Recreational Opportunities: The Grampian Region

ByMichael Christie, Bill Slee, Bob Crabtree

chapter 10|19 pages

Empowering Communities through Community Action in Rural Ireland: The Case of Muintir na Tíre

ByTony Varley, Diarmuid Ó Cearbhaill

chapter 11|14 pages

Enterprise and Resistance in the Celtic Fringe: High-growth, Low-growth, and No-growth Firms

ByD. Douglas Caulkins, Elaine S. Weiner

chapter 12|18 pages

Optimising the Contribution of Private Forestry to the Sustainable Development of Rural Ireland

ByMicheál Ó Cinnéide, Michael Keane, Villi Wiium

part Three|146 pages

Local Strategies of Enterprise and Adaptation

chapter 13|27 pages

Why Do Young People Leave Fishing Communities in Coastal Finnmark, North Norway?

ByJens Christian Hansen

chapter 14|23 pages

Outports under Threat: Systemic Roots of Social Crisis in Rural Newfoundland

ByRosemary Ommer, Peter Sinclair

chapter 15|17 pages

Crofting and CAP Reform

ByMark Shucksmith

chapter 17|25 pages

Strengthening Links between Agriculture and Tourism on the Rural Periphery: A Case Study of Southwest Wales

ByNicholas Parrott, Anne-Marie Sherwood, Peter Midmore