Rural Social Innovation and Neo-endogenous Rural Development

Bosworth, Gary, Price, Liz, Marango, Susan and Hakulinen, Ville (2020) Rural Social Innovation and Neo-endogenous Rural Development. In: Neoendogenous Development in Rural Areas: Results and Lessons. Springer. ISBN 978-3-030-33462-8

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Social innovation is an increasingly prominent agent of change in rural communities. Community groups are filling voids in rural service provision, energising nature and heritage conservation projects and supporting a range of cultural and social activities. With no sign of neoliberalism waning, this paper explores mechanisms that can provide effect support for social innovation, with a particular focus on the EU’s LEADER approach. Drawing parallels between social innovation and Neo-endogenous Development, the chapter concludes that a combination of top-down and bottom-up approaches are required and the most effective outcomes arise where local groups become more empowered to make decisions within a supportive, but not over-bureaucratic framework.

Keywords:Social Innovation, Neoendogenous development, Rural Development, LEADER
Subjects:L Social studies > L700 Human and Social Geography
L Social studies > L360 Socio-economics
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:43738
Deposited On:26 Jan 2021 14:49

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