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"The concept of internation was developed by Marcel Mauss in the context of the creation of the League of Nations (1920). Mauss distinguished his position by arguing that the nation cannot be dissolved into the international — that is, that the local cannot be dissolved in the global. In 2020, we interpret this statement as the necessity to take care of localities at multiple scales: biological localities such as niches; social and technical localities, such as cities or nations; the biospheric locality of the Earth, etc.

The concept of locality has been constantly repressed by economics and politics, with extremists reaping the benefit out of this unthoughtfulness. Locality must be reconceptualized in terms of levels of localities, and considered from a scientific point of view. The scientific argument for the concept of locality is based on several considerations : (i) we consider the Anthropocene to be the problem of an increase of entropy in all its forms (thermodynamic, biological and informational) ; (ii) we believe that the macro-economy, which was based on Newtonian mechanics, must therefore be reorganized in order to reduce entropy, which means increasing negentropy in the sense of Schrödinger and anti-entropy in the sense of Bailly, Longo and Montévil ; (iii) Negentropy and anti-entropy can, however, only be qualified from a local point of view ; (iv) This means we have to experiment economic and technological model likely to create sustainable, open, and negentropic localities in order to fight against the Anthropocene." (