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.
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The ladder of cyber-subsidiarity as a mediation between the autonomous citizens and the commons
Published: 08 June 2017 by MDPI in DIGITALISATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY session DIGITAL NETIZENS AT THE CROSSROADS OF SHARING AND PRIVATISING
Keywords: subsidiarity, cyber-subsidiarity, Viable System Model, Global Information Society, commons, autonomy