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Las sociedades locales en el contexto de la globalización: estudio de casos en Uruguay

DOI: 10.4067/S0250-71611999007400005

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this paper presents hypotheses and research findings from projects developed at the sociology department at the university of the republic of uruguay. its main objective is to introduce some emerging research topics in a relevant field of analysis for the social sciences. based on two case studies -colonia and maldonado-, the author analyses the socioeconomic characteristics and local development patterns of these dynamic communities, which given its insertion in the context of reestructuring and globalization, are subject to different impacts. on this regard, it is expected to contribute to a better understanding of local processes, particularly with reference to several dimensions of globalization and regional integration. the author analyses the socioeconomic and territorial changes; the prospective alternatives of development for local societies; the images and expectations of the population concerning the regional integration and the "emerging social issues" in the context of globalization

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