In the buzz of liquid democracy, we announce our model of civil democracy.
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In an ever-changing world, we want to provide you with a solid tool set.
Our ambition is to find the best way of making collective decisions.
You need a contemporary decision-making solution at hand.
Its made for your small association, applicable in any case and a necessary help from 150 members onward. And it is made for the world, as for 90 percent of the world population it is the key to achieve democracy and hence sustainable modernity.
We call it civil democracy.
Decisions everyone can accept. Decisions that allow for peace, cooperation, and flourishing. And for the survival of mankind.
Decisions are not only national politics. You belong to other collectives as communities, associations, parties, organizations, towns, regions, the world. And the world gets better with better decisions in any of them.
Decisions are always choices between options. You have a decision if you have any alternative to doing nothing, making two options. But when things become complex, you may easily get dozens and hundreds of possible options.
The way decisions are made today relies on structural conditions either 8000 or over a 1000 years old:
Since the invention of agriculture and metalworking, autocrats make decisions for their subjects like parents for their kids. The invention of Western Christianity brought decision-making built on bargaining groups.
Now, the digital revolution and its technologies allow us to rethink the way how we take decisions.
Not only because we can, mainly because we need to!
Modern life is complex and demands thousands of decisions that need to be decentralized
Modern societies are complex. Everyone has their own sources of information, and that makes that hierarchical, top-down decision-making is no longer efficient. Everyone has a say, and everyone is responsible.
But not everyone wants to evaluate all the options that are around. That is the problem of grassroots democracy. We need responsible actors. But we need more actors than just politicians. We need organizations included. We need transparency. And we need contained actors: That leaves us the option to have direct democracy wherever we step into evaluating options ourselves.
There are already so many actors you trust: At least partly. You like what the activists in that environmental organization do. But you are likewise impressed by those economists. Get them out of the lobby and into responsibility in saying what options they like, what they don’t like, and why. You need to have the chance to have all of them in your actor portfolio.
The Core structure of the model serves as the major building block of the civil democracy project. Learn it. Use it.
We didn’t just invent this civil democracy model lightly. It’s a 20-year long research project by Hanno Scholtz. He dedicated his life to studying how we can have a sustainable future, with ways of collective decision-making as a central part of it.
Vote on issues you care. Delegate power to those you trust. You’re involved as much as you desire to.
If you’re used to liquid democracy concepts, you might think “What’s new?” Three answers: Actors. Actors. And actors. The multiplicity of trusted actors, i.e. that everyone can enter their trust in all actors they ever consider trustworthy. The open form of actors that can contribute, individuals and organizations, with a general and with a specialized profile, i.e. answering to all or to only very few questions. The transparency of open actors decisions.
Our individualism makes our beliefs and opinions fall into pieces. That’s not a bad thing. But unstructured, it’s just very hard to make process as a group.
Our mobility is on the rise ever since the invention of the wheel. It makes us more connected but less settled. All the places we work, life or travel are affected by us and vice versa.
We are living a connected life. Digitally and globally. Globalization affects us deeply.
The global economic speed has gained a lot more velocity than our territorial, country-based democratic systems.
Digital technologies change the way we communicate, interact and participate in our social life.
To evolve a future decision-making process, we need to have a deep look into the way we digitally communicate. No noise. Just signals.
Imagine your companies or group decision built on the trust by its decision-making process. With all its different constitutional dependencies.
We have to adapt our social collaboration to the needs of the 21st century.
The size or kind of group doesn’t matter. But the way we collaborate.
Ever since we’re existing. Our strengths are the way we collaborate to achieve a goal. From hunting large prehistoric pray till the modern digital world.
The way we collaborate changed with our technologies and tools.
The Model is a smart way to give equal possibilities to everyone and guidance to manage the way of taking decisions.
The Model allows each individual to take a decision or to be represented by someone s*he trusts.
This model works for any size of group. From a family to global democracy.
It's suited for organizations, companies, NGOs, NPOs, activists, districts, countries, supra-national organizations…
Learn where this can improve your decision taking process.