I would say that citizenship and the advocacy for one's needs are of vital importance in a global village. As the world becomes more "flat" and more dependent on one another, advocacy for one's needs are of more importance. In a weekend interview with President Obama, he argued that a greater interdependency on one another is a reality. The current economic crisis in Greece is not isolated, and will impact other nations if there is isolation to such a crisis. This is where advocacy is of vital importance. If local governments can understand their citizenry to be advocates for their needs and communities, then there is a greater chance that these lessons can be translated to the larger and more intricate domain of global villages, where interdependency is an inescapable reality.