"Here`s another example: The Global Parliament of Mayors held their inaugural meeting... and they had a two day conference which concluded as I say on Sunday. The new platform they say will enable cities to further their cooperation in addressing global challenges. So in this inaugural meeting mayors discussed action oriented plans concerning climate change, migration and governance and here`s an example."
"One of their plenary sessions: The City & the Interdependent World, and of course this is the key point that we`re trying to make with regard to the constitutional change and also governance changes that are going on globally at the moment. Because the relationship is being changed not just in the United Kingdom between... the individual and the nation. And interdependence is a very key part of this."
I think we can see how participatory democracy is working in joined up Scotland with the recent announcement of an intensive consultation about the Named Person policy. The big charities and other selected stakeholders will have their say, but the ordinary people who oppose the policy will not. The result is a foregone conclusion.
I`ll just add this:
"Curriculum for Excellence is now a reality in all Scottish schools and the message of `think global, act local’ encapsulates a great deal of what the new curriculum means in practice..."
"It is vital to remember that global citizenship is not an add-on to Curriculum for Excellence - it is central to it..."
Michael Russell MSP 
It`s getting easier to see that education for the 21st century actually means preparing children for the new world order.