versión impresa ISSN 0250-7161
CARIOLA, Cecilia y LACABANA, Miguel. Globalización y desigualdades socioterritoriales: la expansión de la periferia metropolitana de Caracas. EURE (Santiago) [online]. 2003, vol.29, n.87, pp. 5-21. ISSN 0250-7161. doi: 10.4067/S0250-71612003008700001.
The analyses of the metropolitan expansion in Latin American cities have put the emphasis on the impacts of the globalization neglecting, in some cases, the decisions of the national economics agents and actors and the trends that were operating before the opening of our economies. The process of globalization of our cities has been partial and rather than produce dual cities has contributed to the conformation of fragmented metropolises. In the Metropolitan Region of Caracas, the sharp socio-territorial heterogeneity due to the restructuring processes is replicated with less intensity in the periphery of the primary city, generating new and diverse socio-territorial inequalities. The economic activities linked to the global economy coexist with the economy of poverty; the livelihood strategies and the ways of life have changed in the context of the mutual interaction among the global and the local, the traditional and the modern
Palabras clave : metropolitan expansion; socio-territorial heterogeneity; ways of life; Caracas.