By Michael Woods

Rural concerns have won nationwide prominence in Britain in recent times. the way forward for looking, the Foot and Mouth outbreak, farm source of revenue and agricultural reform and housing improvement have all claimed political and media consciousness, promoted by way of a vocal rural foyer and headline-grabbing protests and demonstrations. Combining precise empirical study and case experiences with theoretically knowledgeable severe research, this e-book presents an outline of the modern politics of the British geographical region. It explores how and why rural matters have all of sudden accomplished such political prominence, by means of studying the altering politics and governance of rural Britain from the neighborhood to the nationwide scale during the last century. It investigates the social, financial and institutional restructuring of rural groups and argues that we're witnessing no longer a lot a rural politics, yet a 'politics of the agricultural' during which the definition and illustration of rurality itself has develop into the major concentration of conflict.

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