The present chapter introduces the concepts and the issues about Italian inner areas, as defined by the Strategia nazionale per le Aree Interne (National Strategy for Inner Areas – SNAI). In particular, it focuses on a new enterprise model called Community-based cooperatives; they play a fundamental role in the regional development process, from economic, social and environmental points of view. Finally, the key elements of these new cooperatives are highlighted.
KeywordsItalian inner areas; SNAI; Community-based cooperatives; regional development
PublisherFirenze University Press
Publication date and placeFlorence, 2020
SeriesStudi e saggi, 210
Sociology & anthropology