Dealing with Urban and Rural Shrinkage

ab 29,90 

Gert-Jan Hospers, Josefina Syssner (Eds.)

Formal and Informal Strategies

ISBN 978-3-643-90822-3
Band-Nr. 5
Jahr 2018
Seiten 144
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Regionen in Europa / European Regions

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More and more places across the world are confronted with
demographic shrinkage. This edited volume discusses how
local communities in city and countryside have responded to
the challenge of population decline. It is argued that
formal strategies based on political and public sector
decisions are only one way to deal with shrinkage. Informal
adaptation strategies developed by civil society play an
important role as well. To illustrate this, the book brings
together a variety of theoretical perspectives, case studies
and policy lessons from both urban and rural areas.

Gert-Jan Hospers is researcher at the
University of Twente and Radboud University, the

Josefina Syssner is researcher at the Centre for
Municipality Studies at Linköping University, Sweden.