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CEPAL Review

Cepal Review is the leading journal for the study of economic and social development issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. Edited by the Economic Commission for Latin America, each issue focuses on economic trends, industrialization, income distribution, technological development and monetary systems, as well as the implementation of economic reform and transfer of technology. Written in English and Spanish (Revista de la Cepal), each tri-annual issue offers approximately 12 studies and essays undertaken by authoritative experts or gathered from conference proceedings.

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Between reality and utopia. The dialectics of the Social sciences in Latin America

If the social sciences are conditioned by the real circumstances in the midst of which they emerge, and their recent manifestations occur in Latin America, these can only be properly explained within the frame of reference of the changes which have taken place in the region. Specifically, certain key points must be raised in the context of the technocratic order that has come to dominate the fundamental institutions: what conceptions are currently predominant in the social sciences and why, what counter-ideas arc brought forward to oppose them, and what is the probable evolution of each.

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