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gary e. davis
July 12, 2019
Complexities here are easily capsulated in ordinary terms, but can’t be fairly indicated briefly. I intend to discuss this general topic relative to four foci:

How does inter-regionality evolve?

That question can be well addressed in terms of the other three sections below, but this question highlights two kinds of emphasis that are important:

(1) a focus on regions of society rather than governmental boundaries (municipality, county, state, republic), since such boundaries are becoming increasingly irrelevant to demographic, cultural, and economic realities, which tend to center around metropolitan areas—a kind of return of the city-state—and planetary relations are increasing oriented by inter-metropolitan relations (like inter-city-state relations): the lattice of metropoles across continents.

(2) a focus on evolving as such, not as a fuzzy notion of major change; rather, an ecological conception of progress (intelligent flourishing) relative to conceptions of high-scalar holism. Ecologies themselves don’t progress; they change and tend to equilibrate. Ecologies thrive in homeostasis, not by any appeal of intelligent flourishing that is beyond natural thriving.

stable peace throughout the regions

Our planetary condition heatedly calls for outgrowing nationalism for the sake of Our commonwealth of humanity that shares care about and for future generations. Relative to this, political sovereignty is untenable apart from shared interest in green multipolitanism.

green multipolitanism

Transnationalism (which defines itself relative to component nation states) must be understood relative to sustainable global growth. The shared interests of the metropolitan lattice imply shared responsibility for surrounding rural prosperity, which is a planetary condition beyond transnationalism.

collaborative global leadership

This should be laterally conceived: the G-7 in service to the G-20, in service to advancing stable, green, and multipolitan inter-regionality through planetary institutions, such as the UN, WTO, IMF/World Bank, regional partnerships, and international law.

Of course. There’s nothing novel about the above capsule, and that’s intended: The general agenda of humanity is almost indisputable, but such an accessible generality must be actually orienting “the good of the order.” Countless reminders of this simple point turn up daily in professional journalism, expert commentary, and political life.

But inquiring into why there’s not more cohering, led by more shared clarity about purpose—and prospecting how to advance the telesis (progress that is intelligently planned) of goodG order—is altogether the challenge of research and progressive practice by leading minds.


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