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The need for in-depth studies into glocalism are being recognised from several quarters, as increasingly complicated problems emerge in today’s world associated with glocalisation processes.

Issue 2016, 2: Local and Global Democracy
Editorial

In recent days, the referendum in the United Kingdom and the alleged attempted coup d’état in Turkey has placed in center stage the problem of every nation-state’s internal democracy as well as its relationship with the international dynamics that in- volve processes of integration such as those seen in the European Union.

Once again, the relationship between the formation of public opinion in a given political community and the expression of the will of the majority of its citizens seems to be at the heart of the problem. A consideration of the relationship between local de- mocracy and global democracy, even under this lens, is therefore even more apt; with the goal of understanding the different per- spectives that present themselves to those interested in reasoning in terms of globalization of democracy and in terms of the democ- ratization of globalization.

Amongst the published essays in this edition of “Glocalism”, some interesting assessments are expressed on two of the crises that are linking the political experiments being conducted through the institutions of the European Union: on one hand, the difficulty in handling the influx of refugees and on the other hand the shortfalls of democracy which characterize these institutions. 

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Call for Paper 2016, 3, TERRITORIES, BORDERS AND THE NEW GEOGRAPHY Call for Paper 2016, 3, TERRITORIES, BORDERS AND THE NEW GEOGRAPHY The process of globalisation prompts a rethinking of the operation of the world and a problematisation of the modern concepts of “continent”, “border”, “state” and “city”.
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“Glocalism. Journal of Culture, Politics and Innovation” is published by “Globus et Locus", Milan, Italy

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