Municipal service provision in rural communities

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EU policies for rural development stress the importance of investments rather than subsidies and aim at integrating different sectoral policies in order to improve the coherence and effectiveness of public expenditure. Policies also emphasize a place-based approach for rural development and thereby setting a competitive framework for local development. Rural municipalities are challenged due to demographic changes and population decline and consequently need to adjust municipal services. In this respect it is stressed that service provision need be linked to strategic planning based on urban hierarchies and considering local resources and place bound potentials. 

This paper draws on a study of rural municipalities in Denmark examining how service adjustments e.g. closing of local schools are managed by rural municipalities and local communities. The paper further discusses whether rural municipalities can plan strategically, manage service provision and support place bound potential in rural communities in light of a competitive framework for local development.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventNordic Ruralities: Crisis and Resilience - University of Akureyri, Akureyri, Iceland
Duration: 22 May 201625 May 2016

Conference

ConferenceNordic Ruralities
LocationUniversity of Akureyri
CountryIceland
CityAkureyri
Period22/05/201625/05/2016

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Service provision
Municipalities
Rural communities
Rural development
Local development
Subsidies
Strategic planning
Demographic change
Resources
Denmark
Local communities
Public expenditure
Urban hierarchy

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Nørgaard, H. (2016). Municipal service provision in rural communities. Abstract from Nordic Ruralities, Akureyri, Iceland.
Nørgaard, Helle. / Municipal service provision in rural communities. Abstract from Nordic Ruralities, Akureyri, Iceland.
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Nørgaard H. Municipal service provision in rural communities. 2016. Abstract from Nordic Ruralities, Akureyri, Iceland.