This edited collection, first published in 1988, was the first title to bring international perspectives into the field of rural planning. Using a comparative approach and a broad range of case studies, including Britain, Scandinavia, the U.S.S.R. and New Zealand, the authors review the major problems faced within rural areas, and policy responses to these problems. Each study deals with the political and institutional frameworks involved in the management of rural areas and the means by which policies have been implemented.[Description from book]
Lassey WR, Lapping M, Carlson JE. The USA. In: Cloke P, ed. Policy and Plans for Rural People: An International Perspective. London: Routledge; 2013.