Distributed Rural Proofing – an essential tool for the future of rural development?

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Current rural proofing models are criticisedfor the inability to perceive detailed and varying local circumstances and theinability to pay attention to dynamics, to changing circumstances and thepotential for change. The concept of rural proofing is discussed in thisarticle, along with examples of proofing models in different countries. Thedeficiencies of the models are addressed by using the concepts spatial justiceand social innovation, which in combination allow for perceiving essentialfactors connected to geography and the varying capability of places. Two casestudies are used for demonstrating the importance of these factors when judgingcentralisation reforms. Together, the theoretical discussion and the casestudies inform the construction of a new model for rural proofing, morerelevant to rural development.

AlkuperäiskieliEi tiedossa
JulkaisuSociologia Ruralis
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TilaJulkaistu - 2020
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Julkaistu artikkeli, soviteltu


  • social innovation
  • spatial justice
  • neo-endogenous rural development
  • rural proofing