Deliberative democracy is a field of political inquiry that is concerned with improving collective decision-making. It emphasizes the right, opportunity, and capacity of anyone who is subject to a collective decision to participate (or have their representatives participate) in consequential deliberation about that decision.
Self-organization, sometimes called spontaneous order, is a process in which order arises from disorder. In sociocracy, it refers to a disorganized group of people or a person that organizes itself. The process can be spontaneous as well as the result of feedback from an external source. The resulting organization is likely to be very strong with power distributed all throughout the system. In addition to natural systems, it is used in reference to teams, crowds,… Read More . . . “Self-Organization”
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.
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