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Cross-scalar Political Ecology in the Glocalized World: New Alternative and Approach based on the Complexity Theory

Authors: Hosuk Lee*, University of North Georgia, Toralf Zschau, University of North Georgia
Topics: Environment, Social Theory, Cultural and Political Ecology
Keywords: Glocalization, Complexity Theory, Political Ecology
Session Type: Paper
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Based on the theoretical framework of complexity, this paper suggests new approach and alternative of political ecology in this world of glocalization as a neologism and contradiction of the global and the local. Since there has been no significant contribution of glocalization, the paper relates this conceptual trend to complexity theory to provide better understanding of global encroachment to local areas or local counteraction against globalized world. Political ecology, which investigates local environmental and ecological impacts of global political economy, in conclusion, needs to go in parallel with this cross-scalar perspectives by being combined with the ideas of complexity and glocalization.

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