Local Authorities as Peace Factors/Actors/ Workers

  • Johan Gartung

Abstract

The world is a system, meaning inter-connected, with inter- connections among the inter-connections. But what are the inter-connected, related components, units, elements, in this set? Obviously they are the triad of modernity: states, corporations, civil societies, and their projections on the world scene, that is, the intergovernmental organizations, the transnational corporations, and the nongovernmental organizations (international civil society). Thoughtful students would ask, how about us, humans? The more ecologically minded will add non-human nature. But when prodded, what else is there in the world? very few come up with a rather obvious answer: the local authorities. And they are numerous, in the low millions, ranging from the megalopolis down to the smallest little municipality wherever.
Published
2000-11-26
How to Cite
Gartung, J. (2000). Local Authorities as Peace Factors/Actors/ Workers. Journal of World-Systems Research, 6(3), 860-872. https://doi.org/10.5195/jwsr.2000.207
Section
Structures of Knowledge