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Nós o Povo: Consentindo a uma Democracia mais Profunda

Nós, o povo, é a referência padrão para entender a sociocracia

Desde a publicação da primeira edição em 2007, We the People: Consenting to a Deeper Democracy tornou-se a referência padrão na sociocracia. É uma apresentação abrangente da história e aplicação dos princípios e práticas sociocráticas, explica o que eles são projetados para realizar. À medida que as organizações adaptam a sociocracia à sua estrutura e cultura existentes, algumas mudanças podem parecer necessárias. Entender “o porquê” é essencial para fazer mudanças sem negar os benefícios do original.

Guia de Governança Colaborativa

Nós, o povo, continua sendo o manual definitivo para aprender sobre sociocracia e seu método de projetar e organizar colaborativamente organizações de sucesso, respeitando também a inteligência e o comprometimento de todos na organização.

“Nosso entendimento de como o mundo funciona foi fundamentalmente alterado quando o modelo mecânico de sistemas lineares fechados foi substituído pela teoria da cibernética e da complexidade. A sociocracia é um método de governança que usa essas novas ciências para projetar organizações tão poderosas, auto-organizadas, e auto-corrigindo como o mundo natural, incluindo as abelhas. ”

Leituras e Recursos

Nós, o Povo, também inclui uma série de recursos não disponíveis em outros lugares: “como” informações, reimpressões de textos históricos, pequenos guias para reuniões, um glossário e uma bibliografia selecionada. A edição impressa está totalmente indexada.

Inclui:

  • A história e teoria da sociocracia
  • Sua fundação na cibernética
  • O raciocínio por trás dos princípios essenciais,
  • A relação do Método do Círculo Sociocrático com a teoria tradicional de gerenciamento
  • O processo de implementação
  • Leituras clássicas
  • Exemplos de estatutos para empresas e organizações sem fins lucrativos
  • Guias curtos para reuniões e tomada de decisões
  • Glossário
  • Bibliografia
  • Índice
  • Muito mais fotografias, diagramas, gráficos e tabelas.

Onde comprar

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We the People: Consenting to a Deeper Democracy, 2nd edition

A New Edition of the Standard Reference for Understanding Sociocracy

Since the publication of the first edition in 2007, We the People has become the definitive handbook for learning about sociocracy and its method of collaboratively designing and organizing successful organizations. The principles and practices are designed to ensure that all members are respected so the commitment of everyone in the organization is enhanced.

In English

Front cover of the second edition of We the People

The updated and expanded edition of We The People: Consenting To A Deeper Democracy by John Buck & Sharon Villines is now available in both print and digital editions.

Softcover: ISBN: 978-0-9792827-3-7
Digital: ISBN: 978-0-9792827-2-0

In Spanish

Cover of Spanish Edition

The Spanish edition, Nosotros, el Pueblo, Acordando una democracia más profunda was translated by Romina Piscione of RPP Translations. It is available from the ebook sellers listed below.

ISBN: 978-0-9792827-4-4

Description in Spanish

In Portuguese

Cover of the Portuguese editionThe Portuguese edition, Nós o Povo, Consentindo a uma Democracia mais Profunda was translated by a team of translators coördinated by Diogo Cordovil S. Cordeiro.  It is available from the ebooksellers below.

ISBN: 978-0-9792827-5-1

Description in Portuguese

 

Contents

We the People includes a number of resources not available elsewhere:  “how to” information, reprints of historical texts, short guides for meetings, a glossary, and a selected bibliography. The print edition is fully indexed.

 Also includes:

  • The history and theory of sociocracy
  • Its foundation in cybernetics
  • The reasoning behind the essential principles,
  • The  Sociocratic Circle Method’s relationship to traditional management theory
  •  The implementation process
  • Classic texts
  • Examples of bylaws for businesses and nonprofits
  • Short guides for meetings and decision-making
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Many more photographs, diagrams, charts, and tables.

Also see: Errata and Supplementary Materials and 27-Block Charts

Where and How to Find We the People

The paper and digital editions of the English edition are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell Books, and other online booksellers. Specialized works on governance are often not stocked by brick and mortar bookstores, but your bookstore can special order them through Ingram, the major distributor of books to bookstores. (And please encourage them to stock the book.)

Searching for the book in online databases is complicated. After months of complaints about online booksellers not carrying the book, I spent a day—yes, all day—searching online bookstores for each of the four versions. Since the title “We the People” is common and the name “John Buck” is far from  unique, I have suggested that people search for the book by its ISBN or “Villines.” However, complaints persisted. After visiting each site and searching for each title, I discovered there is no one way to find the book.

Search Everything

Even on each of the Amazon stores around the world, one keyword doesn’t work but another one does. The ISBN doesn’t either. “Villines” returns no items but “Sharon Villines” will find six or seven. “We the People” won’t work, but elsewhere “We the People: Consenting to a Deeper Democracy” works for all three language versions. Or it only works for the English edition and the Spanish and Portuguese versions have to be searched by their titles. In some countries, the authors may not be listed at all, only by the translators.  It’s not so easy as I thought.

 Available from these Booksellers

Now an expert in bad search engines in many countries, I have included below the links to each of the language versions at each of the online stores. Amazon’s websites are only listed first because there are so many of them and not all countries allow purchases to be made from outside their borders. (Reasons I’ve been given include protection against money laundering and political unrest.)

The English, Portuguese, and Spanish translations are available as indicated below, but as availability grows, a Google search on the full book title will may you find other booksellers.

ABE Books is a resource for finding new and used books from independent booksellers. They have a good search engine and service is predictably prompt and reliable.

Powell’s City of Books claims to be the largest independent bookstore in the world, probably true. They have had almost everything I have ever looked for, used or new, but they don’t carry digital editions.

Bulk Orders

Trainers, consultants, schools, and organizations can order 20+ copies of the English print edition at a significant discount directly from Sociocracy.info Press: Bulk Orders.

Full-Sized 27-Block Chart in English, Portuguese, and Spanish

Chapter 13  Organizing Work

The 27-Block Chart Planning for Organizing the Production Process

The full-size example of the 27-Block Chart was too large to include in either the print or digital editions so an example is included here.

There is an example in English below that you can download as a PDF.

27-Block Chart PDF in English

27-Block Chart
27-Block Chart

 

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Figura 13.2 O gráfico de 27 blocos em português
Figura 13.2 O gráfico de 27 blocos em português

 

Haga clic aquí para descargar el PDF de la figura 13.2. El 27 gráfico de bloques en español

figura 13.2. El 27 gráfico de bloques en español.
Figura 13.2. El 27 gráfico de bloques en español.

Please note that all diagrams are copyrighted and may only be reproduced with permission. For permission, please send an email Sociocracy.info Press.