The Rural and Regional Research Group (RRRG) is about to merge with the Enterprise Research Group. Watch this space for further information. Meanwhile, for latest events and updates please visit interpretingrurality.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk

Our research interests span the very local to the international and the very rural to the city region. Specific areas of expertise include:
  • Rural Evidence,
  • Local economic development
  • Employment and skills policy
  • Tourism
  • Regional labour and housing markets
  • Rural enterprises
  • Networks and social capital
  • Counterurbanisation and rural migration
  • Rural and regional governance and stakeholder participation
  • Farm diversification
  • Inter-spatial connectivities and market towns.
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Reading group

Rural Reading Group Series – The Nature of the Firm

The new series of Rural Reading Groups started off on 2nd October with our visiting researcher Valeria Sodano from Naples University introducing Coase’s classic paper “The Nature of the Firm”.  Written in 1937, the paper originates from a time where economics thinking was developing apace – just a year earlier John Maynard Keynes published his General […]

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LEADER network

Following a successful working group at the 25th European Society for Rural Sociology (ESRS) Conference in Florence, a new network for academics researching European rural policy has just been launched at: http://ruralpolicy.wordpress.com/

Interpreting Rurality

New book coming soon…

A new book for 2013: Interpreting Rurality; multi-disciplinary perspectives to be published by Routledge in the Autumn.  http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415696722/   1. Introduction and official/statistical definitions, Gary Bosworth and Peter Somerville Part 1 Material Rurality  2. Challenging Western perceptions: a case study of rural Zambia, Juliana Siwale 3. Economic approaches to the rural, David Gray 4. The potential for rural co-operatives in the UK, Ignazio Cabras […]