LEADER as a vehicle for neo-endogenous rural development in England

Bosworth, Gary, Price, Liz, Annibal, Ivan , Sellick, Jessica, Carroll, Terry and Shepherd, John (2013) LEADER as a vehicle for neo-endogenous rural development in England. In: XXV European Society for Rural Sociology conference, 29th July - 1st August, Florence.

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LEADER emphasises neo-endogenous approaches where local rural development relies as much as possible on “bottom-up” activities. This research shows that the mainstreaming of LEADER saw certain compromises regarding the philosophical aspiration to give greater weight to local issues, local resources and local engagement. However, many LAGs learned to apply flexibility to meet local opportunities and challenges demonstrating how LEADER can empower local actors. Future challenges require LEADER to be more integrated with other rural policies and for the procedural elements to be simplified, especially for the smaller projects that have been found to make real impact at a very local level.

Keywords:LEADER, Rural development
Subjects:L Social studies > L410 UK Social Policy
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
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Deposited On:02 Sep 2013 14:03

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