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Rural development drivers and public policy formulation: the use of prospective structural analysis

Maria del Mar Delgado-Serrano, Francisco Amador-Hidalgo and Mateo Ambrosio Albala

No 94895, 118th Seminar, August 25-27, 2010, Ljubljana, Slovenia from European Association of Agricultural Economists

Abstract: Traditional economic development theories have struggled to identify, in a comprehensive manner, the drivers and constraints that explain singular development paths and lead to spatial inequalities. Assuming that development patterns are territory-specific, the research hypothesis is that public policies should have a better understanding of territorial dynamics in order to propose strategies efficient to trigger changes. This paper applies the use of Prospective Structural Analysis (PSA), a foresight analysis technique, to explore the territorial dynamics. The results show that, within a territory, the variables play different roles, and suggest that rural policies might have focused on factors that have few influence in fostering changes rather than on those with leverage effects.

Keywords: Community/Rural/Urban; Development (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 15
Date: 2010-08
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.94895

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