AOSIS Scholarly Books publishes Promoting sustainable local economic development initiatives: Case studies.
We are pleased to announce the release of a new open access book titled Promoting sustainable local economic development initiatives: Case studies. in the series Center for Local Economic Development: Topics in Local Development, edited by Marius Venter (CENLED, PASCAL, UJ).
The new book Promoting sustainable local economic development initiatives: Case studies is a contribution to local economic development initiatives.
The University of Johannesburg (UJ) in South Africa published this book in partnership with AOSIS Scholarly Books.
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About the AOSIS published book Promoting sustainable local economic development initiatives: Case studies
This book endeavours to outline case studies that promote sustainable Local Economic Development (LED) initiatives. It is generally believed that local governments are the foot soldiers of LED. However, this seems to be a myth, as local governments in South Africa and elsewhere have not yet fulfilled this mandate and have been struggling for several years to implement LED initiatives. The distinctive merit of this book lies in the way it combines the South African context with the wider international development context in ways that there is a flow of information and ideas both ways.
The book is an essential part of this sequence of ideas development and action at a critical time for strategic action directed at a sustainable future. It showcases case studies and responses to the impacts of globalisation as a bridge between urban/rural and institutional action and reveals avenues for local government leadership in communities, research, student engagement and wider interactions.
We invite you to explore this publication, and for more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.