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Hitting a Moving Target: Endogenous development in marginal European areas

Gaston G. A. Remmers

Report/paper, 18 pages

Many of the marginal rural regions of Southern Europe have been neglected for years by the administration and their populations have thus developed their own ways of managing their interests, settling disputes and interpreting legal situations. They have maintained an important agricultural and landscape heritage, giving them an advantage over other, more modernised areas. However, attempts to develop these marginal areas often tend to impose ‘global’ systems and regulations that swamp existing management practices and local diversity.

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