Axial Shift pp 87-124 | Cite as

The Tower of Babel Syndrome

  • Benjamen GussenEmail author


The previous chapter unpacked the principle of scale invariance in the context of Constitutional Political Economy (CPE) literature. This chapter continues to illustrate the problem of scale by examining the emergence of human crises. This is done by focusing on one type of these crises, namely, ecological crises, but the analysis is insightful as to the origin of other crises, including socio-economic and political ones. The starting point is to reexamine the prominent polity today, the nation-state.


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  1. 1.School of LawSwinburne University of TechnologyMelbourneAustralia

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