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Analysis on the Characteristics of IIRSA: Focusing on the Construction of Infrastructure

  • Journal of the Association of Korean Geographers
  • Abbr : JAKG
  • 2020, 9(1), pp.205-222
  • DOI : 10.25202/JAKG.9.1.14
  • Publisher : Association of Korean Geographers
  • Research Area : Social Science > Geography
  • Received : March 31, 2020
  • Accepted : April 21, 2020
  • Published : April 30, 2020

HeeSoon Kim 1

1고려대학교 스페인·라틴아메리카연구소

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ABSTRACT

This paper analyzed the characteristics of IIRSA (Iniciativa para la Integración de la Infraestructura Regional Suramericana), which had organized for construction of South American infrastructures, such as transportation, communication, trans-border, and energy. The main theme of studies on IIRSA had focused on the political and social meaning of it. However, this paper is focusing on analysis of IIRSA on particular projects for infrastructure. This paper analyzed the 562 unit projects of IIRSA. The MERCOSUR members are of great importance and the majority of unit projects are allocated for domestic transportation facilities, especially for road maintenance. Two field works were performed for the analysis of characteristics of unit projects. The unit projects were appropriate and essential for local society and economy. Although the political crisis of UNASUR made the future vague, the experience of IIRSA would be a lodestar for South American countries.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.