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The ladder of cyber-subsidiarity as a mediation between the autonomous citizens and the commons
1  Universidad de León (Spain)
2  Munich University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
3  National University of Santa Elena (Ecuador)


The process of globalisation leveraged by digital technologies has dramatically increased the capacities of the capitalist milieu and its homogenisation momentum. This indeed endangers the preservation of cultural and community identities and their related capacities to act, including the capacity to sustainably adapt to their environments. Before this global issue, the author proposes the subsidiarity principle as a kind of fundamental ground for the Global Information Society, based on Stafford Beer’s Viable system model.

Keywords: subsidiarity, cyber-subsidiarity, Viable System Model, Global Information Society, commons, autonomy