Social Processes at Sub Regional Levels: Prospects and Problems of Integration

Tuesday, 12 July 2016: 10:45-12:15
Location: Hörsaal IOeG (Main Building)
WG01 Sociology of Local-Global Relations (host committee)

Language: English

One of the most visible tendencies in the modern world is integration in different regions and sub-regions. But during the last years projects have faced a great number of problems. Some of them are linked with the consequences of world economic crises, others are linked with social-cultural dimensions of policy. 
We propose to analyze the main features, dynamics, problems and prospects of different regional unions like the European Union (EU), Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), Latin American Integration Association (LAIA), Mercosur, ALBA and others. We will consider how regional economical and political processes influence the development of local communities and local initiatives in different spheres; how sub-regional identity correlate with local, regional and national identity. Data of comparative surveys are welcome.
Session Organizer:
Nataliya VELIKAYA, Russian State University for the Humanities, Russia
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