731347 Rural development

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Sommersemester 2023
Languages of instruction


I Rural development concepts and definitions, disparities and vulnerabilities

II Indicators, aggregated indices, shift-share and other structural and development analyses, structural specifics of rural areas, demographic change

III Actors, gender, demographic change

IV Models, theories and methods for explaining and analysing rural development

V Rural governance and rural development policies

VI Moderation of development processes

VII Networks and clusters

VIII Monitoring and evaluation

Previous knowledge expected


Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

At the end of the course students
• understand the basic concepts and theories of rural development and rural governance,
• have an overview on tools and methods for analysing and supporting rural development (and their strengths and weaknesses),
• are able to critically reflect on rural development concepts, theories, strategies and processes.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.