Publications at The Arkleton Centre for Rural Development Research at the University of Aberdeen

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NGOs and Civil Society in India
The Arkleton Lecture 2001
Professor B S Baviskar
Published: December 2001
ISBN: 0-906724-46-5

The Implementation of Agenda 2000 in Rural Areas of Eastern and Western Europe
Report of the 1999 Arkleton Trust Seminar.
Peter Willis and John Bryden
Published: February 2000
ISBN: 0-906724-45-7

Rural Development, European Enlargement and the WTO Trade Talks
Report of the Arkleton Trust Seminar, February 1998
Report written by Luka Juvancic & John Bryden.
Published: November 1998
ISBN: 0-09-6724-44-9
A4 30pp
Price: £6.00

Implications of the Information Highway for Rural Development and Education
Report of The Arkleton Trust Seminar, February 1995
Report written by John Bryden, Tony Fuller and Frank Rennie.
Published: March 1996
ISBN: 0-906724-43-0
A5 84pp
Price: £4.50

Towards Sustainable Rural Communities
Book consisting of edited papers from a series of Seminars organised by John Bryden whilst Winegard Visiting Professor at the University of Guelph. The book takes a much broader view of the subject of `sustainability’ than is usual and presents an electic combination of topics, ideas and perspectives. Text in English and French. (Also published in Japanese. ISBN 4-540-98037-8C3361 757143; Published 1998)
Published: October 1994
ISBN: 0 88955 390 4
Price £15.00
10 or more copies 20% discount

Abernethy Forest - Its people & Its past
Written by Elspeth Grant. An historical account of the forest describing its ownership by the Lairds of Grants and management since the 17th century. The booklet identifies many interesting features and sites of former industrial activity, with the use of photographs and a professionally prepared map.
Published: January 1995
ISBN: 0 906724 42 4
Price £3.90

Farm Family Pluriactivity in Europe
Edited by Andre H Brun and Anthony M Fuller. Published in French and English by The Arkleton Trust (Research) Ltd and the French Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in France.
This publication contains original data, charts and maps from the Arkleton Trust’s research programme on farm structures and household pluriactivity in Europe, part funded by the European Community and by the ESRC under the Joint Agriculture and Environment Research Programme (JAEP). Subjects covered in the book include: Pluriactivity (an element in the dynamics of European agriculture, concepts and methods, the information base); population and agriculture; European farms; European farm families; incidence of pluriactivity; level of pluriactivity; types of pluriactivity; income structure.
Published: May 1992
ISBN: 0-90-6724-38-4
A4 c40pp, 18 figures

Rural Poverty and Deprivation in Europe - From Analysis to Action
Report of the Arkleton Trust Seminar held in October 1990, by Dr James Hunter
Published: October 1991
ISBN: 0-90-6724-40-6
A5 28pp
Price: £3.00

Farmers and Politics in France
The original publication upon which this book is based was entitled “Les agriculteurs et la politique”, published in 1990 by Presses de la Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques, Paris, and has been translated and edited by Michael Tracy. The papers translated here result from a conference of the most eminent French agricultural economists and political scientists. They include: Hélène Delorme, Pierre Coulomb, Bertrand Hervieu, Philippe Lacombe and Marcel Jollivet. The publication will be of interest to economists and administrators concerned with agricultural policy and trade issues, and also to political scientists, sociologists and historian, especially those concerned with French politics or with pressure-group politics.
Published: September 1991
ISBN: 0-90-6724-37-6
222mm x 160mm 106pp
Price: £11.00

Rural Policy Issues
Papers on rural policy issues in Western Europe and North America presented at the Arkleton/Aspen Institute/ARRG Europe-North America Exchange Programme Seminar held in March 1990.
Published: July 1991
ISBN: 0-90-6724-39-2
A4 171pp
Price: £8.00

Proceedings of the Braemar Colloquium: Rural Change in Europe
Collection of papers presented at 4th Review Meeting of Research Programme on Farm Structures and Pluriactivity.
Published: July 1991
A4 447pp
Price: £13.00

Popular Images and the Reality of Deprivation in Rural Areas
The Arkleton Lecture, 1990 by Brian McLaughlin.
Published: December 1990
A5 44pp
Price: £2.00

New Entrants to Crofting
The Arkleton Trust Research Report for the HIDB.
Published: January 1990
Available from the HIDB.
A4 24pp

Proceedings of the Freyung-Grafenau Colloquium: Rural Change in Europe
Research programme on farm structures and pluriactivity.
Published: January 1990
A5 262pp

Supporting and Animating Community-based Rural Development in Europe - Some lessons for Scotland?
Arkleton Seminar Report 1989.
Published: February 1990
A5 38pp
Price: £2.00

The Importance of Working Animals in China
The report of a fellowship study in the People’s Republic of China, Autumn 1987, by Paul Tibbs.
(Including 11 colour photographs.)
Published: June 1989
A4 172pp
Price: £13.00

Rural Training Network Feasibility Study
An investigation of the feasibility of establishing Rural Training Networks in Buchan an N.W. Sutherland, Scotland, by M.Johnstone, M. Lynas and F.W. Rennie.
Published: August 1989
A4 57pp
Price: £2.50

Report of the Theory Task Group (ATR/89/10)
Report of the Theory Task group set up to study rural change in Europe: Research programme on farm structures and pluriactivity.
Published: October 1989
A4 16pp
Price: £3.00

Partners for Welfare
Report of the Arkleton Trust Seminar, 1988, by James Barnett.
Published: 1989
A5 47pp
Price: £2.50

Proceedings of the Montpellier Colloquium: Rural Change in Europe
Research programme on farm structures and pluriactivity.
Published: 1988
A4 330pp
Price: £12.50

Farm Forestry - A study of aspects of farm forestry in New Zealand, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and California
The Arkleton Trust in association with ADAS/WOAS, by Peter J. Swain.
Published: November 1988
A4 72pp
Price: £3.50

Training for Rural Scotland - Summary Report and a Strategy for Action
A Local Development Project. The Arkleton Trust in Association with the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland, by J. Bryden, M. Davies, S. Macaulay, M. Johnstone and A. Parkes.
Published: 1988
A4 12pp
Price: £1.00

Pluriactivity as a Rural Development Option
Paper presented by the Research Director and Research Advisor of the Farm Structures and Pluriactivity in Europe research programme. Discusses the issues in considering pro-active policies towards pluriactivity in the European context. By J.M. Bryden and A.M. Fuller.
Published: 1988
ISBN: 0-906724-36-8
A4 19pp
Price: £2.00

Emergent Issues in Theories of Agrarian Development
A perspective of the theoretical issues which bear upon contemporary debates concerning the sociology of agriculture, by Prof. Howard Newby. Director of the ESRC Data Archive and Professor of Sociology at the University of Essex.
Published: 1987
ISBN: 0-906724-34-1
A4 17pp
Price: £2.50

Structural Policy under the CAP
An overview of the current policy context and debates. Vital reading for those concerned with likely development in CAP structural polices. By Prof. Michael Tracy, formerly Director in the Secretariat of the Council of the European Communities.
Published: 1987
ISBN: 0-906724-35-X
A4 20pp
Price: £2.50

Approaches to Integrating Rural Development in Europe
Fellowship report on work in France, Italy, Austria and The Netherlands, by Christopher Finch.
Published: 1987
ISBN: 0-906724-33-3
A5 77pp
Price: £2.50

Popular Education for Change
Fellowship report on a study of a visit to the Highlander Research and Education Centre, Tennessee, USA. by Dr. F. Rennie.
Published: 1987
ISBN: 0-906724-30-9
A5 48pp.
Price: £4.50

New Technology and Rural Development
Report of the Seminar held in Scotland, October 1986, by John Bryden and Tony Fuller.
Published: 1987
ISBN: 0-906724-31-7
A5 74pp
Price: £4.50

Reducing Isolation: Telecommunications and Rural Development
The Arkleton Lecture 1986, by Prof. John. B. Black.
Published: 1987
ISBN: 0-906724-32-5
A5 23pp
Price: £2.50

The Institutional Basis of Rural Development
A comparative study of Lozere in South Central France and Grampian in North East Scotland, by Bruce Mason.
Published: 1986
ISBN: 0-906724-29-5
A4 116pp
Price: £4.50

Agricultural and Nature Conservation in Conflict - The Less Favoured Areas of France and the UK
Fellowship report with fieldwork undertaken in 1984, by Malcolm Smith.
Published: 1985
ISBN: 0-906724-28-7
A5 120pp
Price: £3.00

The Periphery is the Centre
A study of community development practice in the West of Ireland, 1983/1984, by Ian Scott. (Includes 8 black and white photographs.)
Published: 1985
ISBN: 0-906724-22-8
A5 108pp
Price: £4.00

Competing Uses of Land
Paper presented at the 1984 seminar on ‘Future Issues in Rural Development’ by Timothy O’Riordan.
Published: 1985
ISBN: 0-906724-26-0
A4 16pp
Price: £2.00

Education for Development in Rural Areas
Paper presented at the 1984 seminar on ‘Future Issues in Rural Development’ by Duncan Kirkpatrick.
Published: 1985
ISBN: 0-906724-27-9
A4 18pp
Price: £2.00

Lower Inputs and Alternatives in Agriculture
Paper presented at the 1984 seminar on ‘Future Issues in Rural Development’ by Frank Raymond.
Published: 1985
ISBN: 0-906724-24-4
A4 16pp
Price: £2.00

Effective Training for Family and Part-Time Farmers
Fellowship report with fieldwork undertaken in Scotland, Wales, Norway, Bavaria and Southern France, by David Birkbeck.
Published: 1985
ISBN: 0-906724-21-X
A5 112pp
Price: £2.50

Part-Time Farming in the Rural Development of Industrialized Countries
Report of a seminar held in Scotland, October 1983, by Keith Abercrombie.
Published: 1985
ISBN: 0-906724-20-1
A5 76pp
Price: £3.00

Information and Innovation on Farms in Central Italy
A study in Lazio and Umbria, by Colin Fraser.
Published: 1984
ISBN: 0-906724-19-8
A5 126pp
Price: £4.50

To Improve Spanish Farming without hurting Spanish Farmers
A report on agricultural development strategies in Spain, by Tom Gjelten. Published: 1984
ISBN: 0-906724-18-X
A5 52pp
Price: £2.50

Education, Training and Rural Development
Summary report on an EEC sponsored collaborative programme between rural areas in Italy, Ireland and Scotland, 1982/83, by J. Bryden, P. Commins and E. Saraceno. Italian edition also available.
Published: 1984
ISBN: 0-906724-17-1
A5 40pp
Price: £2.50

The Part-Time Holding - an Island Experience
The 1983 Arkleton Lecture by James Shaw Grant.
Published: 1984
ISBN: 0-906724-16-3
A5 28pp
Price: £2.00

Development Institutions and Approaches in Three Rural Areas of the United Kingdom
Report of the 1982 Arkleton Trust study tour of Mid-Wales, the Western Isles and the Grampian region of Scotland, by B.S. Baviskar, A.D. Patel and J.W. Wight. Impressions by Fellows from the Third World on British rural development approaches.
Published: 1984
ISBN: 0-906724-15-5
A5 104pp
Price: £3.75

Institutional Approaches to Rural Development in Europe
Report of a seminar held in Scotland, October 1982.
Published: 1983
ISBN: 0-906724-13-9
A5 60pp
Price: £2.75

Servol and its Education and Community Development Programmes in Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies: An Observation
Report of a study visit, by Angela Morrison. Includes 21 black and white photographs.
Published: 1983
ISBN: 0-906724-14-7
A5 60pp
Price: £2.75

People and Policies in Rural Development - Institutional Problems in the Formulation and Implementation of Rural Development Policies in the European Community
The 1982 Arkleton Lecture, by Michael Tracy.
Published: 1982
ISBN: 0-906724-12-0
A5 56pp
Price: £2.75

Rural Development in Lewis and Harris - The Western Isles of Scotland
A commentary on a seminar held by the International Advisory Committee of the Arkleton Trust, in Scotland, 1980, by Keith Abercrombie.
Published: 1981
ISBN: 0-906724-08-2
A5 32pp
Price: £2.00

Our Own Resources - Cooperative and Community Economic Development in Rural Canada
Report of a study visit, by Roger Clarke.
Published: 1981
ISBN: 0-906724-09-0
A5 84pp
Price: £2.50

Can Education Change Rural Fortunes?
Report of an International Seminar held in Scotland, June 1980.
Published: 1981
ISBN: 0-906724-07-4
A5 44pp
Price: £2.00

Small is Beautiful in Education Too
The 1980 Arkleton Lecture by J.G. Morris.
Published: 1980
ISBN: 0-906724-05-8
A4 24pp
Price: £2.00

Rural Production Cooperatives in Southern Italy
By Guiliano Cesarini. (Including 5 colour plates.)
Published: 1979
ISBN: 0-906724-01-5
A4 80pp
Price: £4.50

The Agricultural Potential of Marginal Areas
The Arkleton Trust 1979 Lecture by Prof. J.M.M. Cunningham.
Published: 1979
ISBN: 0-906724-02-3
A4 24pp
Price: £1.50

The Work of the Highlands and Islands Development Board with Particular Reference to the Role of Education and Training
The Arkleton Trust Lecture, 1978, by Prof. Sir Kenneth Alexander.
Published: 1978
A4 28pp
Price: £1.50

Educating for the Year 2000 - Agricultural Education and Training in the European Community
Report of a seminar held in Scotland, June 1978. French edition also available.
Published: 1978
ISBN: 0-906724-00-7
A4 28pp
Price: £1.50