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    Rural Development in the West of Ireland - Observations from the Gaeltacht experience


    Breathnach, Proinnsias (1983) Rural Development in the West of Ireland - Observations from the Gaeltacht experience. Project Report. Geography Publications.

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    Abstract

    The present volume has arisen from a research project entitled : "Rural Development Strategies in the West of Ireland", which is being carried out by members of the Department of Geography at St. Patrick's College, Maynooth. This research project, which began in 1981 and is scheduled for completion in September 1984, is being funded by the National Board for Science and Technology, whose support is gratefully acknowledged. The nature of the research being carried out has been strongly influenced by the "top-down" and "bottom-up" dichotomy as regards approaches to ' deve-:Copment~which has become increasingly popular in regional/rural development circles in recent: years. At its simplest, this dichotomy distinguishes between, on the one hand, centralised, statesponsored development programmes which tend to utilise standard techniques based on generalised models of how development occurs, or should occur ; and, on the other hand, local, and frequently community-based, development initiatives which seek to :!;"_elate the development effort to_.local needs and resources.

    Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
    Additional Information: Occasional Papers, No. 3, Geography Department, Maynooth College
    Keywords: Rural Development; West of Ireland; Observations; Gaeltacht experience;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 9997
    Identification Number: 3
    Depositing User: Proinnsias Breathnach
    Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2018 13:19
    Publisher: Geography Publications
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