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Danish Centre for Rural Research - CLF
Opinion piece

SDU professor: Big cities are dependent on the provinces, we are becoming blind to this

A fundamental argument for investing in rural areas is that the centers are dependent on their periphery. The big cities rely every day on massive imports of energy, goods, labor and talented young people and exports of large amounts of garbage, writes Egon Noe.

"How far should we go to preserve life in the countryside?". This is the headline for this thematic debate, and already here there is a discursive premise that we as a society are spending large sums of money to keep rural areas alive. 

This already puts rural areas in a defensive position, where they have to defend themselves against being a burden on society.

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Editing was completed: 24.03.2023