Peer-Reviewed Journal Details
Mandatory Fields
Cawley, M.
Revija Za Geografijo
Local governance and sustainable rural development: Ireland's experience in an EU context
Optional Fields
rural development, sustainability, local partnerships, governance, Ireland
This paper discusses the role of local governance partnerships in promoting sustainable rural development with reference to EU policy over the past two decades. Irelandís experience is presented as an example. From the early 1990s on, new local partnerships associated with both EU and national approaches to rural development compensated for some of the deficiencies of weak local government in Ireland. Partly because of concerns relating to duplication of expenditure and democratic representation, the partnerships have gradually been brought more closely within the remit of the statutory local government structures. It remains to be seen how Irish rural development policy for 2007-2013 will be implemented within this changing context.
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Personal funds
Publication Themes
Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy