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Policy Implications of Rural Depopulation

  • Josefina Syssner
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Abstract

One critical point of departure in this volume is that the implications of depopulation for policy are context dependent. That is, whether shrinkage constitutes a problem or not depends not only on the interpretations of those in power but also on various central political, economic and geographical conditions. This chapter elucidates how local government representatives in Sweden understand shrinkage. In short, it suggests that depopulation has severe consequences in remote and rural parts of a Nordic welfare state: for welfare supply, for planning and development, for public administration and for politics and democracy.

Keywords

Depopulation Shrinkage Welfare supply Public administration Policy Democracy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Josefina Syssner
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  1. 1.Department of Culture and SocietyLinköping UniversityNorrkopingSweden

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