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Sociology in the modern world faces many challenges. This edited volume explores significant themes including inequality, structures of power, conceptions of justice and sustainable futures, forming a critical examination across twenty-five individually authored chapters. This text forms part of SAGE Studies in International Sociology series (SSIS).

Socio-ecological Inequality and the Democratization Process
Socio-ecological Inequality and the Democratization Process
José Esteban Castro
Introduction

During the last few decades, but notoriously since the beginning of the twenty-first century, Latin America and the Caribbean entered an exceptional historical moment in relation to the processes of integration of its different countries and regions. These processes involved the consolidation of relations in a diversity of fields – economic–financial, commercial, cultural, territorial defence, transport infrastructure, energy, and more importantly, political. In many ways, despite the problems, contradictions, and failures of these integration processes*, the recent period has been exciting in terms of the speed, scope and nature of the transformations, particularly, though not exclusively, in South America. Among other examples, it is worth mentioning the ...

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