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By David Bollier.
Drawing on their worldwide work with schools, tech ventures, and other projects and organizationsThe Delibrative Democracy Consortium (DDC)u is an alliance o... More, Ted Rau and Jerry Koch-Gonzalez, Cofounders of Sociocracy for All, explain how Sociocracy provides a fair, effective, commons-based system of deliberation and decisionmaking.
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As Sharon has announced, Sociocracy For All is now curating this site. We’re proud to be following Sharon who has helped make sociocracy more known and used all over the world, both with this site and with We The People.
A few words on who we are: Sociocracy For All was founded in 2016 by Jerry Koch-Gonzalez and myself, Ted Rau, because we wanted to see an organization that supports the sociocracy movement everywhere. … Read More . . . “We’re ready!”
I’m very happy that Sociocracy for All (SoFA) has stepped forward to assume responsibility for caretaking and developing Sociocracy.info. They have an exciting plan to develop a commons for all the sociocracy-based theories and organizationsThe Delibrative Democracy Consortium (DDC)u is an alliance o... More. When I began Sociocracy.info in 2004, there was only one website devoted to sociocracy, based on Netherlands, and often hard to find. Search engines were fickle about it. Today when I… Read More . . . “New Ownership: Sociocracy for All”
I have been studying and writing on Sociocracy since 2002 and am ready to move on to other interests.
When I started studying and writing on sociocracy, it was almost totally unknown in English-speaking countries. The first effort was to collaborate with John Buck, the first certified sociocratic consultant outside of the Netherlands, on an authoritative handbook in English — and for me to learn enough to do it. I worked with John Buck, or… Read More . . . “The Future of the Website”
When connecting around needs and empathizing with feelings is going on, people don’t get hung up on strategies. Why not table discussion of strategies until there is universal agreement that all parties fully and deeply understand and appreciate each other’s feelings and needs? Then strategies need not be points of conflict—but points of creativity to find solutions that work for all.
Strategies vs trust
In the first sociocratic organization, Kees and Betty Boeke’s Children’s Community… Read More . . . “Conflict Resolution: Strategies vs Trust”
In 2010, I asserted with no evidence what-so-ever that more than 99% of the world’s population had no knowledge of sociocracy. In a world growing even more democratic, the world’s most deeply democratic method of governance was a punctuation mark far off to the left. Someone might have a method of measuring this more precisely, but I have a quick way: Google Search on “Sociocracy.” It may not be scientific but it’s an independent source… Read More . . . “The Google Count on Google Search: Sociocracy Rises”
The sociocracy email discussion list was started in 2002. The list language is English, but members speak many languages if you have translation questions. We discuss anything related to sociocracy, democracy, and collaborative governance.
Sociocracy is a governance method based on collaboration, self-organization, and distributed authority. It is designed for transparency, inclusiveness, and accountability. Democracy values freedom and equality but doesn’t have a governance structure guaranteed to ensure them. A Sociocratic Democracy uses the methods of sociocracy to achieve the values of democracy creating a practical and effective way to organize. This site is about sociocracy and the ways in which it can help democracy achieve its highest goal: freedom and equality for all, finally.
What you will find here
This site is a resource on sociocracy and democracy and the ways they support each other. It examines the principles and practices and the ways in which together they could better achieve their objectives. How would things get done in a sociocratic democracy?
New Edition of We the People
Updated and expanded second edition is now available in paper and digital versions—and in Spanish and Portuguese translations.