Thoughts for a Better World
Edited by Pieter Van den Broeck, Abid Mehmood, Angeliki Paidakaki and Constanza Parra
Chapter 4: COMBATING POVERTY AND LOCAL INTEGRATED AREA DEVELOPMENT
The chapter reveals the key findings of a research programme focusing on the notion of Local Integrated Area Development that has been approached as a systematic attempt, placed within applied policy objectives to combating poverty in European localities. It refers to both local dynamics and the global realism expressed by the grassroots and the institutionalist economic approach (Moulaert et al., 1990; Moulaert, 1992). The meaning of integrated implies forms of cooperation and in combination with local resources structuring development agents and their respective actions. These forms are not necessarily restricted to local agents, assets and local movements, but instead as this work demonstrated, local development success stories are mostly embedded in a broader setting of cooperation (Moulaert et al., 1994).
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