Rural Economic Development Policies
Literature Review on Rural Economic Development Policies
In the Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy,  Terry F. Buss offers the following summary about the topic of Rural Economic Development Policies: Many assume that rural areas are mostly homogenous, often the result of stereotyping. The reality is that they are very different: some very rich, others poor; some farm land, another natural resource-based; some dominated by federal land, others virtually uninhabited. Likewise, many assume that economic development strategies can be generally applied to any rural area with success. This is also mistaken: as this entry shows, there are patchwork programs, public and private, that have been crafted to address local or regional needs. More targeting and customization is needed, however. This entry looks at the wide variety of programs used and problems faced by rural communities.
Notes and References
- Entry about Rural Economic Development Policies in the Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy (2015, Routledge, Oxford, United Kingdom)
- Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance (2018, Springer International Publishing, Germany)