There is a silent globalization being carried out far below the action of multinational firms, international organizations, and state policies. It is the work of societies-communities of determined and creative people. Communities in Globalization richly illustrates the experiences of three Central American communities connected with global markets. The unique perspective of each is developed to show the economic, political-institutional, and social effects of its connection with world trade. Ultimately, this book seeks to identify the resources that allow a community to face globalization while minimizing risks and maximizing opportunities.
Juan Pablo PZrez SOinz is researcher at Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), Costa Rica. Katharine E. Andrade-Eekhoff is researcher at FLACSO, El Salvador.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Global and the Local Chapter 3 Locale and Social Dynamics Chapter 4 Clusters, Community Capital, and Institutionality Chapter 5 Globalization and Community Chapter 6 Appendix