Published: January 2009
Author(s): Michael Woods

This chapter argues that space remains important in understanding the uneven development of rural regions, but that relations between space and place are being reconfigured in an emergent global countryside. After establishing the theoretical context for this argument, it illustrates and examines the issues raised through a case study of rural Wales, in the west of Britain, before drawing some broader conclusions about space, place, and development in the "next rural economy".