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Justification of the selection of the case-studies

One of the main scientific goals of LATAUTONOMY was to perform comparative socio-anthropological, economic, politological, ecological and juridical analysis of the autonomy concepts and multicultural experiences of indigenous communities in Latin America and elsewhere (Catalunya – Spain; Chenya – Russian Federation) and civil movements, allowing to draw measurable conclusions on:

  • conflict-solution,
  • land-ownership,
  • community and institution building, and
  • interactive learning processes,
based on a specific cultural identity. In this research a particular emphasis has been given to the question whether the processes of local and regional autonomy has brought about an increment of sustainable development. Considerations about the existing reference-points with regard to above mentioned criteria were crucial to the selection of the following research regions: