6.6 Political Subsidiarity
The layers of political subsidiarity, from individual to global, and the structures for sharing power have different degrees of autonomy.
individuals can be active in politics, exerting influence on others
the benefits of distributing power: localisation, personalisation
different ways of dividing a country along cultural lines
power-hungry national politicians can damage their countries and others
the EU’s pooled sovereignty delivers economic and political benefits
the UN was founded to prevent war, but is now impotent; G7 and G20 are influential
layers of government, democratic accountability, democratic deficit
The next segment addresses the most contentious issues faced by politicians, with a focus on determining which forms of power are of most benefit to their populations.