Globalization And Poverty In Rosia Montana
AbstractGlobalization is a concept that, for the past decades, carried on dreadful fears, as well asgreat expectations. Defined as a process of global intercommunication and interconnection ofeconomical, political, cultural forces and actors, globalization leads to a global network that enablestransnational spread of information, technologies, capital, commodities, structures, cultures and people,representing a major change in the social structure of society. In this context we witness new fears andalso, new hopes considering the state of communities, democracies, freedom and identity. Romaniaentered a transition process from a closed society to a hub in the global network with the dawn ofcommunist era, even though the forces of globalization per se empowered the struggle against thecommunist regime. Rosia Montana, a mining locality in Apuseni Montains, in the context of the debatesover the mining project proposed by Rosia Montana Gold Corporation (RMGC), represents a naturallaboratory of observation for social scientists, gathering the main concerns of modernization: theinteraction between global economic forces and local cultures, the empowerment of local community andcivil society, the tension between economic interest and cultural and environmental preservation. In thiscontext, the study emphasizes the analysis of people`s life standard and expectations in Rosia Montana, inthe context of globalization. Admitting that globalization is a multidimensional concept, ambiguous andambivalent in its consequences, we analyze its possible risks and benefits on the quality of life in RosiaMontana.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Faculty of Sciences, "1 Decembrie 1918" University, Alba Iulia in its journal Annales Universitatis Apulensis Series Oeconomica.
Volume (Year): 2 (2010)
Issue (Month): 12 ()
Contact details of provider:
globalization; objective poverty; subjective poverty; corporate social responsibility; sustainabledevelopment.;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- E00 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General - - - General
You can help add them by filling out this form.
reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.Access and download statistics
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Dan-Constantin Danuletiu).
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.