SSHRC Strategic Plan 2006-2011 Plan Stratégique du CRSH 2006-2011
This plan describes SSHRC’s commitment to a future where humanities and social sciences research provides Canadians with the knowledge and understanding to strengthen our social and intellectual foundations, to build an economy based on principles of fairness and equity for all, and to bring Canadian ideas onto the world stage. Oct 2005
A Rural Perspective on Linkages Among Communities
Rural and Urban Canada are interdependent. To understand intercommunity linkages,
we must start with a framework that is not only sensitive to this basic interdependence,
but builds on it.
Discussion paper for the CPRN workshop, 3 May 2005.
Innovative Services Report (NRE2 Services Theme Team)
Halseth, Greg and Laura Ryser
This report outlines the results from the first year of tracking innovative services and voluntary organizations in rural and small town places., NOV 2004
Exploring Rural Diversity in Rural Canada
This brief examines diversity that starts from a concern with rural revitalization. This concern emerged from the view that rural people face significant challenges that are devitalizing their economic and social conditions, especially at a local level. It is wished to understand the processes that contributed to the challenges in order to develop appropriate long-term responses to them, rather than deal only with the outcomes in a piece-meal fashion.
Communication Issues for Volunteer Groups in Rural Canada
This paper examines the challenges that volunteer
groups face in enhancing their capacity to use a variety of communication tools, especially those involving new technologies. Italso focusses on general and specific issues related to the role of volunteer groups in rural areas and the problems they face with various forms ofcommunicationwithin their organizations and in their surrounding communities. Dec 2003
The Informal Economy in the New Rural Economy: A Research Proposal
Apedaile, Peter, et.al.
This document is interesting mainly for its review of recent literature, the idea that agent-based modelling appears to be a promising approach and that transactions are the unit of observation. It is the first draft of a research proposal for investigating the Informal Economy in the NRE. A framework is outlined with some suggestions regarding a plan of action. It is a working document. Aug 2003
THE NEW RURAL ECONOMY: What is it?
The NRE is constantly emerging as a set of new arrangements of property rights, driven especially these days by digital technology. The implications for policy are quite fundamental. The formal part of today's NRE seems to be retreating into an enclave of globally competitive enterprises, embedded in an increasingly informal economy with a survivalist core. The literature suggests that the household may be less and less suited to its traditional role as the fundamental governing
institution for rural enterprise. Aug 2003
The Social Economy in Rural Canada: Exploring Research Options
Teitelbaum, Sara and Bill Reimer
Inspired by the work of CRISES, the NRE group proposed an investigation of their data sources to
identify where they might make a contribution to the academic and social objectives of CRISES.
This document outlines the results of this investigation. Oct 2002
Understanding and Measuring Social Capital and Social Cohesion
This working document discusses the conceptualization of Social Capital and Social Cohesion as they are relevant to the framework of the New Rural Economy Project. Several specific suggestions are made for the measurement of these concepts using data collected by the NRE project - both at the site and household levels.
Reimer Feb 2002
Apedaile, Leonard P. and B. Reimer
Report submitted for CRRF to the House of Commons Standing Committee on
Natural Resources for its Study on Natural Resources and Rural Economic
Development, May 28, 1996.
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