The Second Edition of the Standard Handbook for Understanding Sociocracy
With the first edition in 2007, We the People: Consenting to a Deeper Democracy became the essential handbook on sociocracy. It explains the how and why of this very successful method of designing collaborative organizations. Because sociocracy is based on inclusive decision-making, it empowers everyone in an organization. When members can make decisions about their work, their commitment to the organization’s aim is much deeper.… Read More . . . “We the People: Consenting to a Deeper Democracy, 2nd edition”
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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.
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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.