Glocalisation as a Key Human Survival Technology: Towards a Fractal Logic for Growing Peaceful Futures through an Archaic Renaissance

Paul Wildman, Iona Miller


Glocalisation proposes both theory and practice for bridging global/local scales in an alternative equitable international system, using a mosaic of committed key actors. The meaning of globally accessible information and economy becomes organised in its local context. Intense local and extensive global interaction is a dynamic that operates in fractally embedded spatial and cultural dimensions to mobilise and interface social and economic interaction at the local, national and transnational levels i.e. glocal, proactively responding to our responsibility to future generations. A potential movement, a peace-building activity combining realism and idealism, glocalisation is proposed as a bottom-up view of the complex process of harmonising local and global needs for sustainable futures. It brings globalisation issues down to the human scale, linking committed local and global social actors in a way that shows the global implications of local innovations. The immediate goal of glocalisation's scale-relativity is practical development of pilot projects and best practice scalable and replicable exemplars and policies, not recipes, which can be applied in many if not all areas. Our article includes proposals and concrete initiatives that promote balance of local and global dimensions via information sharing, economics and governance on a global or trans-regional basis.

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