Analysis of the Current Development in the Nordic Countries of the Changed State Policy regarding Rural Areas

Lise Lyck

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The ongoing globalization and state preferences for centralization of the public sector giving priority to largescale economics have caused problems for the living conditions especially in the rural areas. However, the caused consequence of this policy has created a lack of social coherence and has become a problem for politicians and citizens. It has therefore been necessary for the politicians to make a change in the economic policy including less centralization and diminishment of the “new public management” that have been ruling for many years.
This paper investigates the changed policy and its consequences especially in relation to physical planning, IT and state redistribution of income. A focus is on the movement of state jobs away from the capital.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChallenged Ruralities: Welfare States under Pressure : Conference Book – Fifth Nordic Rural Research Conference
EditorsHanne W. Tanvig , Lise Herslund
Place of PublicationFrederiksberg
PublisherUniversity of Copenhagen
Publication date2018
ISBN (Print)9788779037915
ISBN (Electronic)9788779037922
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventFifth Nordic Rural Research Conference 2018: Challenged Ruralities: Welfare States under Pressure - Vingsted, Vejle, Denmark
Duration: 14 May 201816 May 2018
Conference number: 5


ConferenceFifth Nordic Rural Research Conference 2018
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