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By Michael Woods

Rural matters have won nationwide prominence in Britain lately. the way forward for looking, the Foot and Mouth outbreak, farm source of revenue and agricultural reform and housing improvement have all claimed political and media recognition, promoted by way of a vocal rural foyer and headline-grabbing protests and demonstrations. Combining particular empirical study and case reports with theoretically knowledgeable serious research, this e-book presents an outline of the modern politics of the British nation-state. It explores how and why rural concerns have without warning completed such political prominence, through studying the altering politics and governance of rural Britain from the neighborhood to the nationwide scale over the last century. It investigates the social, financial and institutional restructuring of rural groups and argues that we're witnessing no longer rather a lot a rural politics, yet a 'politics of the agricultural' during which the definition and illustration of rurality itself has turn into the most important concentration of conflict.

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