A comparison of resource equalization processes for subnational rural governance and development: Case studies of England, Scotland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand

Tony Jackson, Etienne Nel, Sean Connelly

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Abstract

This chapter examines issues of resource equalization for subnational rural governance and development in case studies of England, Scotland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The aim is to consider the extent to which each case study has provided the pre-requisites for adopting the "new rural paradigm" identified by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development for governance and development of rural communities. Neither federal nor unitary forms of governance in the case studies satisfactorily meet these requirements. The only case study that approaches the paradigm is Scotland, where recent devolution of governance has strengthened long-standing adherence to territorial-based regional development policies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Sub-National Governance and Development
EditorsEris Scoburgh, Robert Ryan
PublisherIGI Global
Pages117-149
Number of pages33
ISBN (Electronic)9781522516460
ISBN (Print)152251645X, 9781522516453
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2016

Publication series

NameAdvances in Electronic Government, Digital Divide, and Regional Development
PublisherI.G.I. Global
ISSN (Print)2326-9103
ISSN (Electronic)2326-9111

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Jackson, T., Nel, E., & Connelly, S. (2016). A comparison of resource equalization processes for subnational rural governance and development: Case studies of England, Scotland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. In E. Scoburgh, & R. Ryan (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Sub-National Governance and Development (pp. 117-149). (Advances in Electronic Government, Digital Divide, and Regional Development). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-1645-3.ch006