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Book/Livre : Governance Lessons for and from Small, Insular, and Remote Regions, September 2009

Source: Memorial University.
New Release: "REMOTE CONTROL: Governance Lessons for and from Small, Insular, and Remote Regions". How does one transform small size and relative isolation into a powerful combination for sustainable growth and prosperity? Some islands and rural regions have already done so.

Winning tools and strategies deployed by these middle-level governance structures include: ‘scaling up’ of municipal units; developing tourist and computer-driven industries; engaging strategically with their diaspora; branding niche products and services; facilitating ‘boutique’, small-scale manufacturing; limiting local firm rivalry; and, overall, deploying a creative ‘resourcefulness of jurisdiction’.

The papers in this collection flesh out these tools and strategies. They do so by unpacking and challenging received wisdom; charting out the parameters of effective
government; teasing in the critical role of empowered local communities and the engagement of civil society with the multiple levels of decision-making of the state.
The book’s message emphasizes a proactive, creative, and assertive approach to governance; one that aims to instill a sense of efficacy to achieve remote control.

GODFREY BALDACCHINO is Canada Research Chair in Island Studies and Professor of Sociology at the University of Prince Edward Island, Canada; ROB GREENWOOD is Director of the Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada; LAWRENCE FELT is Professor of Sociology at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.

ISBN 978-1-894725-08-8, 314 pp., $29.95 (In Canada, add GST [5%]), softcover
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