Wedecide in 9 slides

Wedecide in 9 slides

  1. 1. We decide. Wedecide.
    • We organize network-based collective decisions, i.e. decisions in which • you always decide whether to have direct influence (on the cost of forming an own opinion and being responsible) or if you want to be represented, and • all civil society actors may help you with representation and decision ease], • because we believe that good and legitimate decisions are necessary to have a good life and to save the world.
    • With initial clients, we build demonstration cases and grow the project to a worldwide social movement.
    • We develop and search first projects. Will YOU help us?
  2. 2. Collective decisions: Important yet nontrivial
    Good and legitimate collective decisions are necessary • Extreme opposite: Failed states. • Institutional quality predicts systemic success.
    Benevolent dictators do not work • Rich societies are too complex.
    Grass-roots decisions do not work • Too much effort to decide everything.
    Representative decisions cease to work • Depend on clear-cut group identifications. • Ceasing in Western societies. • Never-existing outside.
  3. 3. Solution: The Wedecide model
    Meta-decision freedom • Everyone decides which decisions to decide, which to be represented
    Actor-openness • Trust in every actor can be used for representation or decision ease
    Compromise and more • Many options for decisions • Both online/offline access • Many systemic options
    Trust deposit • Trust continuously stored, as base for representation and evaluation a.k.a. ‘Civil-society-based collective decision making’
  4. 4. Product
    Product • Offering decision-making for a fixed period • Hosting of evaluations, trust, counting process • Secure backup storage • Help with constitutional adjustments
    Price differentiation • By #users, #decisions • Non-profits vs. polities / for-profits
  5. 5. Markets
    Starting with accessible organizations • Universities • Cities addressing migrants • Parties
    Turning to large cases later • Public enterprises • NGO coalitions • Cities addressing citizens • Corporations
    Perspective applications • Nation states • Supranational level EU, global (climate!)
  6. 6. Competition and market strategy
    First-mover • Developer and first provider.
    Imitation? • Threat: Idea and technological development can be copied
    Counter-imitation strategy via network effects and public governance: Network effects • Especially for political actors. Legitimacy • Necessary for group motivation. • For-profit enterprises (e.g. FB) face conflicting goals.
    Going public • The enterprise will be turned into a public enterprise governed by elected board members in a fixed schedule.
  7. 7. Use for YOUR project!
    You are • an organization, group or coalition • interested in strong democracy for you and in general • open for new ways
    You want • to grow through good and legitimate decisions • to grow the responsibility of your individual members
    You have • more than about 300 individual members • internal trust relations and groups
    We offer you • a platform to decide about representatives and issues • the activation of your members and internal actors • consensus orientation, stability and transparency
  8. 8. More information? • • Hanno Scholtz (Founder) +41 79 755 3227 linkedin/hanno-scholtz • André Golliez (Network Co-Founder)

Presentation at the ISA Forum in Vienna

3rd ISA Forum of Sociology, July 10 – 14, 2016
Vienna, Austria
3rd ISA Forum of Sociology
3rd ISA Forum of Sociology, July 10 – 14, 2016
Vienna, Austria

The theory and prospects of new institutions and individualized responsible linkage will be presented at the ISA Forum 2016 in Vienna by Hanno Scholtz on Tuesday, 12 July 2016, at 18:30, within the Common Session 2C “The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World” (17:45-19:15), at Hörsaal 33 (Main Building).