Special issue on Cultural values and sustainable rural development in Acta Geographica Slovenica
In special issues 53-2 (2013) and 54-2 (2014 - in press) there are nine scientific articles dealing with the role of culture in sustainable rural development. Authors from all over Europe are sharing views, experiances, case studies and good practices. Guest editors were dr. David Bole, dr. Blaž Komac and dr. Primož Pipan.
The articles sum up the main finding that local culture is an appropriate resource for sustainable development for the countryside, but in and of itself is not sufficient for creating progress. As other authors have also determined (e.g., Bigaran et al. 2013; Šmid Hribar & Ledinek Lozej 2013), cultural values can only be an initial development resource that must be suitably evaluated and into which a great deal of knowledge, creativity, and innovation must be invested in order to use them to enrich society today. It is therefore unsurprising that development initiatives largely rely on local actors and their relations with one another, and that the process of creating a tourism product from a primary source (culture) with the aid of human and social capital must take place together with the local community or must proceed from it.
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