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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 2015, 1: Global polity and policies
Prefatory note

This issue takes Glocalism’s cultural and scientific offering a step further towards a greater awareness of how profoundly glocalization touches the global situation, being involved not only in its social and cultural transformations but above all in the problem of its governance. 

We therefore thought it necessary to tackle the subject – a highly innovative and difficult one – of the global polity and global policies in a world undergoing unprecedentedly deep transformations, some of which we have touched on in previous issues of our journal. 
To accomplish this we have called on a number of well-respected intellectuals for help: Sabino Cassese, who compared notes with us throughout the preparation of the issue; and Lorenzo Ornaghi and Roland Robertson, who wrote the main articles. The issue promises to be a highly worthwhile one in terms of the quality and variety of the contributions we have received. 

It is our hope to stimulate a debate around this attempt of ours – difficult, certainly, but in some respects also courageous – not only about this issue’s content and the thinking it brings together, but also about the political implications of our chosen subject for a journal like Glocalism. 



Chairman, Globus et Locus
Editor-in-Chief of “Glocalism”

In the spotlight
Beyond the discourse of globalization. By R. Robertson Abstract:  This paper deals with the ways in which discourse concerning planet earth is being transcended. Specifically, attention is drawn to the increasingly overlapping relationship between the work of philosophers and anthropologists, one the one hand, and astrophysicists on the other. Woven into the discussion are the issues of the neglect of global consciousness and culture in comparison with the more usual concern with global connectivity. In this respect it is argued that globalization, as it is normally understood, can be regarded as self-destroying when it is considered under the rubric of glocalization.
Global polity e policies: verso forme nuove di conoscenza del potere. By L. Ornaghi Abstract:  Global polity and policies are a forceful new factor in the changing face of power, both how it is exercised and legitimatized. The perceptions of politics in the traditional and more widespread social representations can also change by power being modified. For these reasons the article focuses chiefly on the relationship between knowledge of power and global politics. The knowledge of how power comes about and is dealt out in the global system is often still conditioned by models, theories and paradigms linked to the ways in which the State organizes power today.
Next call for papers
Call for Papers 2015, 3, ON GLOBAL RISKS Call for Papers 2015, 3, ON GLOBAL RISKS The concept of risk poses itself as the new paradigm for analysis of the glocal society. The rapidly changing ‘thresholds’ of techno-scientific innovation – from the infinitely large to the infinitely small, from big data to nanotechnology and manipulation of the genome – challenge the predictability and the very idea that reduction of risk can be pursued by applying present-day models to future scenarios.
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“Glocalism. Journal of Culture, Politics and Innovation” is published by “Globus et Locus", Milan, Italy

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