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Local development has historically been dominated by economic concerns such as growth, income and employment (Armstrong and Taylor, 2000). The notion of ‘development’ as sustained increases in income per capita is a relatively recent social and historical phenomenon evident since the 18th Century and closely associated with modernity itself (Cypher and Dietz 2004). Meanings of local and regional development are being questioned and there is a tendency towards a multi-dimensional understanding of development, which includes cultural, political, environmental concerns too (Eversole 2013 b; Evans 2007). This approach requires more qualitative assessment, including wellbeing, equalities, political and cultural expression (Lund, 2010; Pike et al., 2007; Sen, 1999).

local_development.txt · Last modified: 2017/01/18 13:56 by melinda