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Module

ACE3017 : Rural Planning, Politics and Society

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Paul Cowie
  • Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

The aims of the module are to: (1) Inform students on current planning policies and development issues specific to rural areas; (2) Inform students of contemporary rural economic, social and cultural issues; (3) Describe the variety of practices and conflicts that arise in the areas of rural planning and rural development; (4) Impart information relevant to both UK and international rural contexts; and (5) Improve students’ communication, IT, research and writing skills.

Outline Of Syllabus

1. Rural policy in the post-war period
2. Defining ‘the rural’ and social construction of rurality
3. Agricultural policy and politics
4. Rural policy, regionalism and localism
5. Planning and rural areas
6. Rural interest groups and politics of the rural
7. The new rural economy
8. Creativity, art and the countryside
9. Rural social and demographic change
10. Rural areas, sustainable development and resilience
11. Poverty and social exclusion in the countryside
12. The rural housing question

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable