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Globalization And Poverty In Rosia Montana

  • Lucia Ispas-Pascaru

    (1 Decembrie 1918 University Alba Iulia Romania)

  • Mihai Pascaru

    (1 Decembrie 1918 University Alba Iulia Romania)

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    Globalization 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.

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    Article 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 ()
    Pages: 6

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    Handle: RePEc:alu:journl:v:2:y:2010:i:12:p:6
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