The principle of subsidiarity

These pages are mere drafts and unfinished articles, where I gather my own thoughts related to ongoing discussion.
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The world today is caught between two contradictory movements: one for more globalisation, trade agreements, world government often decried as a New World order, and a movement in the opposite direction which calls for independence, dividing countries into smaller ones, etc.

Those two movements can be justified. We live on a shrinking planet with limited resources that we must share, and in many ways we have no other choice than to learn how to live peacefully together. On the other hand, people crave for peace, security and freedom, things many feel they can only have with self-governance.

It is important to understand the principle of subsidiarity, whereby we must strive to find the right level of governance for each topic or policy item.