Redefining the 'rural question': The new 'politics of the rural' and social policy

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dc.contributor.author Woods, Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-17T14:21:47Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-17T14:21:47Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation Woods , M 2006 , ' Redefining the 'rural question': The new 'politics of the rural' and social policy ' Social Policy & Administration , vol 40 , no. 6 , pp. 579-595 . , 10.1111/j.1467-9515.2006.00521.x en
dc.identifier.issn 1467-9515
dc.identifier.other PURE: 160739
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/6768
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/6768
dc.identifier.uri http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-9515.2006.00521.x/abstract en
dc.description Woods, M. (2006). Redefining the 'rural question': The new 'politics of the rural' and social policy. Social Policy & Administration, 40: 579-595. en
dc.description.abstract Politics in the countryside has undergone a significant shift in emphasis in recent decades, which may be characterized as a transition from ‘rural politics’ to ‘a politics of the rural’. Whereas ‘rural politics’ refers broadly to politics located in rural space, or relating to ‘rural issues’, the ‘politics of the rural’ is defined by the centrality of the meaning and regulation of rurality itself as the primary focus of conflict and debate. However, far from marginalizing social issues – as early work on the new rural conflicts by Mormont implied – the paper argues that the new politics of the rural has liberated rural social policy from the shadow of agricultural policy, providing a new language and context through which rural social issues can be placed on the political agenda. Three examples of this are discussed, drawing on illustrations from Britain, Australia, New Zealand and North America – conflicts over the rationalization of public and commercial services in rural communities; campaigns around the closure of rural schools and their symbolic place at the heart of rural communities; and issues of difference and discrimination in the countryside, including responses to travellers and asylum-seekers. en
dc.format.extent 17 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Social Policy & Administration en
dc.subject Rural politics en
dc.subject Rural social policy en
dc.subject Rural services en
dc.subject Exclusion en
dc.title Redefining the 'rural question': The new 'politics of the rural' and social policy en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9515.2006.00521.x
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Geography & Earth Sciences en
dc.contributor.institution New Political Geographies en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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