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Communities in Global Context

Contemporary communities, especially but not exclusively those in urban areas, are linked in a number of ways to communities in other countries and other continents. Many communities and segments of communities are transnational in culture, language, and even politics. Moreover, all communities share the circumstance of being heavily and constantly affected by the global economy, in which major changes often result from decisions that are made in distant places and implemented by multinational organizations. Contemporary communities, therefore, operate politically in interaction not only with regional and national structures, but also with international ones. Most significant issues of social justice have global dimensions. Therefore, in order to understand and participate effectively in m

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