Home and Globalization

Some love it, others see dangers once people start to employ the term ‘home’ (Heimat). The same is also true for the concept of globalization which has ceased to be widely accepted as promising. However, there is no reason to deny oneself the right to a rational discourse on home and globalization. Given that majorities find the concept of being at home somewhere an important aspect of life, societies should at least be ready to debate the meaning of home in public discourses. Of course, the same is true with regard to globalization which needs to be dealt with both critically and unbiasedly.