At the core of present-day globalization is the problematique of the global and the local. Amidst the debate that emerges on this subject there is generally much passion and less thoughtful analysis. The problem itself, of course, is hardly new, only the form in which it confronts us. The “local” can be the family, the tribe, the state (as in states’ rights in the USA) and the nation, each in contest with the other and all potentially now against the global. With the global entailing a major time/space compression, it is hardly surprising that the “local” requires a new “location” in our thinking, as well as in our everyday life.