Dear ICRPS 2014 Alumni

by Kjersti, 22/07/2014 Dear ICRPS 2014 alumni, first of all, thank you very much Bill, Fabio, Subi, Kate, Tristeen, Haniel, Mikaël, Md, Venus, Regional Developement group 1, Brett, Pierre, Raymond, Anthony, Salman, Erin, Charles, Aaron, Dan, Marco, Mary, Ryan, Myriam and Ernest for your day to day contributions from the 11th ICRPS Summer Institute in Read More …

US Institutional Membership in ICRPS Grows

by Tom Johnson 17/03/2014 The idea for the International Comparative Rural Policy Studies consortium was conceived during John Bryden’s sabbatical year at the Rural Policy Research Institute at the University of Missouri.  ICRPS was born at a meeting we organized among US, Canadian and European rural social scientists in 2002.  Since then ICRPS has developed and grown through Read More …

Getting the Word Out

by Doug Ramsey 04/02/2014 While the Journal of Rural Policy Studies conceived by ICRPS founders did not come to fruition, myself with others (including ICRPS members not mentioned in John Bryden’s history of ICRPS) did found the Journal of Rural and Community Development (JRCD) in 2005. Given my recent post about technology I thought it Read More …

Recently Read: ICRPS Faculty Wins Award For Research Paper

by the editors 31/01/2014 Here is a sampling of what we have Recently Read. Enjoy! UN Report on Small-Scale Organic Farming LiDAR laser scanning reveals that New England once was quite a farming Eldorado  (via sciencemag.org) ICRPS Faculty member Doug Ramsey wins award for research paper on how rural communities better can promote themselves as tourist Read More …

ICRPS: The Evolution of The Curriculum And Structure Over The First Decade (part 2)

by John Bryden, 26/01/2014 From the start the ICRPS group adopted a territorial approach to rural policy, in fact following the development of the OECD approach, in which several of us were quite closely involved. This meant that we were, and are, more interested in rural regions, their people and economies and in the policies Read More …

ICRPS: The Origin And Evolution of The International Comparative Rural Policy Studies Program (part 1)

by John Bryden 20/01/2014 Tom Johnson, Tony Fuller and I prepared a paper on the history of ICRPS since its inception in autumn 2002 and its possible future directions for the tenth anniversary conference of the ICRPS summer institutes. This was held during the tenth summer institute in Bologna, June 2013. We did so as Read More …

Web Attack, Access, and Isolation

by Doug Ramsey, 15/11/2013 On October 14, 2013, the Thanksgiving Holiday in Canada, someone made an unauthorized access into one of the 40 computer servers at Brandon University. We call these people hackers. Some do it just to prove they can. Others do it for more vindictive reasons. Regardless of the reason, it is an Read More …