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The Journal of Rural and Community Development (JRCD) is pleased to announce the release of Volume 9, Issue 3. This is a general issue. The topics are varied, including: economic and business development, resource development and conservation, government programming, education, health care, planning, and tourism. The geography is also broad, including research conducted in the United States of America, United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, Slovenia, and Australia. We hope you enjoy.

We are now producing the last issue of the year (9(4)). We hope to release it by the end of the year. We appreciate the patience of authors as we deal with the high volume of submissions.

The JRCD acknowledges funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada through their 'Aid to Scholarly Publications' programme. This assists us in improving the review and publication process and marketing the JRCD.

The JRCD is published by the Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Brandon University. RDI was established in 1989 as an academic research centre and a leading source of information on issues affecting rural communities in western Canada and elsewhere. The JRCD benefitted with initial funding from the Manitoba Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development. For more information, please visit: http://www.brandonu.ca/rdi.


 articles  
1. What are the Features of Resilient Businesses? Exploring the Perception of Rural Entrepreneurs  Abstract
 
  Artur A Steiner and Jen Cleary

2. Charting a Future Course for Development: Natural Resources, Conservation, and Community Character in Coastal Alaska  Abstract
 
  Thomas G Safford, Megan Henly, Jessica D. Ulrich-Schad and Keith Perkins

3. Rural Economic Performance and U.S. Federal Credit Programs  Abstract
 
  Sherrill Shaffer and Robert B. Collender

4. Agri-tourism in Recession: Evidence from North East England  Abstract
 
  Gary R F Bosworth and Gerard McElwee

5. Bringing Municipalities into Rural Community and Economic Development: Cases from Atlantic Canada  Abstract
 
  Tamara A Krawchenko

6. Quantifying Equity with Messrs. Markov, Lorenz and Gini: Retaining and Distributing Benefits in Natural Resource-dependent Communities  Abstract
 
  Gregory Kelly, Andrew Cooper and Evelyn Pinkerton

7. Social network analysis, Markov Chains and input-output models: combining tools to map and measure the circulation of currency in small economies.  Abstract
 
  Gregory Kelly, Andrew Cooper and Evelyn Pinkerton

8. The Role of After School-Programs in Promoting Youth Inclusion in Rural and Small Communities: The Case of the Fusion Youth and Technology Centre, Ingersoll, Ontario  Abstract
 
  Sarah Christie and Allan C LAuzon

9. We Have Never Been Urban: Modernization, Small Schools, and Resilient Rurality in Atlantic Canada  Abstract
 
  Michael J Corbett

10. The Social Impact of Out-Migration: A Case Study from Rural and Small Town Nova Scotia, Canada  Abstract
 
  Lynda Harling Stalker and John G. Phyne

11. Farmers and Rural Kansas Communities: Planning for the Future  Abstract
 
  Stacey Swearingen White

12. Working with Indigenous Women on Multifunctionality and Sustainable Rural Tourism in Western Mexico  Abstract
 
  Peter Gerritsen

13. Farm Tourism in Slovenia: Mosaic Structure and Future Prospects  Abstract
 
  Irma Potocnik Slavic

14. Rebuilding a Sense of Community through Reconnection: The Impact of a Rural School’s Closure on Individuals without School-Aged Children  Abstract
 
  Jacquelyn M Oncescu and Audrey Giles

15. Last Settler’s Syndrome and Resource Use in Southern Appalachia  Abstract
 
  Kristan Cockerill and Peter A. Groothuis

16. An Appreciative Inquiry into the Healthcare Concerns of the Elder Hmong Women Living in Alaska, USA  Abstract
 
  Pang Houa Lor and Babu P George

 case studies  
 Quantifying Equity with Messrs. Markov, Lorenz and Gini: A Case Study of Dunster, British Columbia  Abstract
 
  Gregory Kelly, Andrew Cooper and Evelyn Pinkerton

 Aboriginal Erasure or Aboriginal Historical Exclusion? Using Video Interviews to Recognize the Role of Aboriginal Peoples on Kitchi-Gami (Lake Superior)  Abstract
 
  Harvey Lemelin, Jason E. E. Dampier, Darrell Makin and James Cross

 MAPPing Residents’ Perceptions of Health-Related Quality of Life and Community Needs in Southwest Virginia: An Exploratory Study  Abstract
 
  Audrey J Burnett, Jody H Hershey and Heather T Pennington






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