Neoendogenous Development in European Rural Areas

Results and Lessons

  • Eugenio Cejudo
  • Francisco Navarro

Part of the Springer Geography book series (SPRINGERGEOGR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Framework of Rural Development and Its Policies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gary Bosworth, Liz Price, Ville Hakulinen, Susan Marango
      Pages 21-32
    3. Javier Esparcia, Fatemeh Abbasi
      Pages 33-60
  3. Comparative Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. José Antonio Cañete, Ana Nieto, Eugenio Cejudo, Gema Cárdenas
      Pages 87-109
    3. Marilena Labianca, Stefano De Rubertis, Angelo Belliggiano, Angelo Salento, Francisco Navarro
      Pages 111-131
    4. Päivi Pylkkänen, Torsti Hyyryläinen, Francisco Navarro
      Pages 133-148
    5. Juan Carlos Maroto-Martos, Andreas Voth, Aida Pinos-Navarrete
      Pages 181-205
  4. The Andalusian Case

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Eugenio Cejudo, Francisco Navarro, José Antonio Cañete
      Pages 209-234
    3. José Antonio Camacho, Mercedes Rodríguez, Luis Miguel Sánchez
      Pages 235-250
    4. Francisco Navarro, José Antonio Cañete, Eugenio Cejudo
      Pages 283-297
  5. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. Francisco Navarro, Eugenio Cejudo
      Pages 301-304

About this book


This book is one of the main outcomes of the projects “Development Programmes and Rural Change in the European Union: governance, results and lessons to share”and “Successes and failures in the practice of neoendogenous rural development in the European Union (1991-2013)”, funded both of them by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. This publication aims, on one side, to clarify and deepen the knowledge of the social, economic and territorial effects of the LEADER approach, and, on the other, to analyze the importante of the participation of several stakeholders (young people and women) as well as some traditional activities –agriculture- or modern ones (tourism) linked all of them to the rich cultural and natural heritage of these areas. It also provides an in-depth study of the causes that lead to the generation of successful projects in the practice of neoendogenous rural development and also explores the reasons that cause certain projects to fail in the path towards LEADER support so that they are finally not implemented.

 In addition, it is shown the problems, results and best practices that cause the neoendogenous rural development in different areas inside of the European Union: Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom. Thereby it helps to improve the decision-making in rural development, both on a local and regional scale.

The multidisciplinary and international character of the authors, as well as the specificity of the research trajectory of each of them, in the analysis of rural development, enriches the publication and facilitates the different and critical reflections on the contributions, errors and meaning of the neoendogenous local development. Researchers in this discipline and technicians working in the practice of rural development along the European Union are the main audience of the book.


LEADER Approach Practice of Neoendogenous Rural Development Rural Geography Rural Areas of the European Union Governance and Social Innovation in Rural Areas

Editors and affiliations

  • Eugenio Cejudo
    • 1
  • Francisco Navarro
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Human GeographyUniversity of GranadaGranadaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Human GeographyUniversity of GranadaGranadaSpain

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-33462-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-33463-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-315X
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-3168
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