Rural Geography Study Group (GGR)

Head of the group: Ángel Paniagua Mazorra


Research across (and into) processes of change in rural areas from a geographical perspective, with special attention to the interactions between the social, cultural and environmental dimensions of rural change. Besides present interest the theory and history of rural geography and policy-related research.

Traditionally rural areas are spaces of change, recently characterized by their intensity and persistence in all dimensions. The contemporary processes of rural change cover all dimensions of rural life. Therefore, the analytical framework of the study is the rural restructuring theory, and the methodology is mainly qualitative.

To conclude, the main purpose is to encourage research in current trends of rural change, through the continued exploration and study of rurality as a dynamic and fluid category of geographical research.

Dept. of Economics and Politics