Lexicon for the Provisional Future(s)

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Versitale Balkanisation

November 30th, 2008

The term Balkanisation describes the process of geopolitical fragmentation of hostile entities. It is used today in English language to connote any kind of dissolution across the world in order to sustain unity. If globalization represents the increasing unification through convergent processes of economic, political, and cultural change, then Balkanisation is a counter-action to the integrating and homogenizing effects of globalization. That means that the term, Balkanisation could truly shift the meaning of the originally negative term into a constructive one. Recognized in resourceful constructive energy, the construction of Balkanisation is recognizing variety of complementary concepts of representation, such as:  (more…)