The paper is divided into five main parts. The first part briefly outlines the dynamics of change in rural Europe and positions the research in a broader geographical and historical context. The second part reviews approaches to globalisation in the existing literature, with a particular emphasis on rural research on globalisation. The third part focuses in on questions about how globalisation acts to restructure regions and places and introduces the relational approach to globalisation. The fourth part briefly reviews literature on models of rural development, drawing in particular on findings from the recently completed ETUDE project. Finally, the fifth section outlines the principles of the conceptual framework that will be followed in the DERREG project.
|Published - 01 Sept 2009