“Locality and togetherness in the sense of community are central key terms in the deep ecological movement … The bioregionalist movement … has consitently advocated a geographical, political, and economic reorganization of nations into bioregions … [In reality, the] idea, that the ecologically right course of action will impose itself as the obvious one at the local but not at larger levels of scale, may seem something short of compelling to anyone who has ever engaged in local politics … The history of environmental politics includes many examples of local communities voting in favor of their own economic interest and against environmental preservation, decisions that have sometimes been overruled by a national community with fewer direct gains to hope for from development or exploitation of local resources. … There is nothing in the idea of localism itself that guarantees its connection with grassroots-democratic and egalitarian politics that many environmentalists envision when they advocate place-based communities.”
aus: Ursula K. Heise: From the Blue Planet to Google Earth. The internet does not exist, e-flux journal. Berlin: Steinberg-Press 2015, S. 68-72.