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Representational Democracy is Dead

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I’ve put together a video to talk about how I think representational democracy is dead, and how Media failed the Australian people. gov 3.0

Personal Management Software destroys internet authenticity and democracy

The Bumble Bee

The aim is to create the perception of a (fake) upswell in sentiment on a given topic (a practice is known as astroturfing ). News & Media

The Democracy Project

How to Save the World

What is democracy, in its essence? David defines it this way: Democracy was not invented in ancient Greece. Voting is divisive.

Rebooting democracy

Chris Corrigan

It happens on every scale. A community, a nation, a people becomes bitterly divided on an issue and the civic conversation deteriorates to become nasty, rhetorically or physically violent and entrenched. Suspicion arises on every side and distrust, camps, territory and accusations fly. Groups go through this kind of thing all the time.

Stealing the promise of democracy

Chris Corrigan

You might think that, in a working democracy, even such a radical plan as this would be allowed the time to be discussed. Democracy is not about voting once every four years and living with the results. The promise of democracy has been violated. Today I am very sad about the current state of our country. Read it.

Civic Crowdfunding vs Tax – Collaborative Government #Gov2

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Representational Democracy vs… Representational democracy is where one person is selected by the community to represent the community.

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Local democracy is important: but will we vote for it?

Social Reporter

It’s a good time to talk about local democracy – whether the type you vote for, the type you get involved in, or both – and so I’m looking forward to the Create a Council event in London tomorrow evening. Of course, electing representatives is just one way of engaging with the civic sphere. More recent coverage here.

Trust and Networks

Alchemy of Change

Democracy & Social Change Engagement, Relationships & Connection Networks & SystemsTrust makes networks work. In Trust We Trust.

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The Divine Right of Capital – A Summary

Alchemy of Change

Democracy & Social Change Mission, Meaning & Impact Ownership, Management & GovernanceChapter 2: Lords of the Earth. Tweet.

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Democracy undergoing change

Neighbourhoods

  Citizenship and democracy Governance and participation It's not abandonment, it's pursuit. It's a critical moment.

If Companies are People, Where’s Their Soul?

Alchemy of Change

Last January’s Citizens United Supreme Court case is the latest example and it paints a sobering picture for the future of our democracy.

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Boaty McBoatface and William Shakespeare: two cheers for democracy

Neighbourhoods

The curious tale of Boaty McBoatface may soon be forgotten, but it might possibly mark a significant moment in the history of participative democracy.

Local democracy in action

Neighbourhoods

Ah, democracy in action eh? The bells of St Mary’s church in Ashwell chime every fifteen minutes, day and night. I can imagine that must be fun.

Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy

Collaborative Thinking

Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy | The Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy. The Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy is a group of 17 media, policy and community leaders. social_media

Your Square Mile aims for “8000 local democracies”

Social Reporter

I’ve now also written a summary of past developments over here on Our Society. I hope you’ll join in. All posts Big Society yoursquaremil

Of exactitude in democracy

Neighbourhoods

In that region, the practice of democracy had attained such perfection that the membership of the committee for a single province numbered the population of an entire city, and the committee for the region itself numbered an entire province. Tags: Citizenship and democracy Governance and participation Vignettes

Collaborative Thinking: The State of the Media Democracy

Collaborative Thinking

You can read more about the survey by clicking on the link below (which also allows you to download a summary in PDF format). Please try again.

For a robust and open democracy

Neighbourhoods

But hey, what are centuries of debate and insight into the nature of democracy and freedom of speech to a committee at a university press?

Deloitte Survey Finds We Are in a “Media Democracy”

Portals and KM

The report concludes that, “We’re living in a media democracy, where no single form of media dominates the attention of Americans. Dean Takahash at Venture beat shared a summary of a recent Deloitte survey on the state of media. It’s also an age where everyone contributes to the media, not just traditional media companies.”

Social media and local democracy

Neighbourhoods

Paul Evans is forging towards a clearer understanding of how we use social media to contribute to local democracy, not just for citizens but also for councillors. Democracy will change with us as we go. Tags: Social policy Citizenship and democracy Which may mean.

The Bank of Facebook

Alchemy of Change

Democracy Engagement Innovation Mission NetworksThis morning I followed a link to an article on ZDNet, somewhat disingeniously titled “Zuckerberg says it’s time for Facebook to become a “Social Business.&# Turns out my hopes were misplaced. link] What do you think? What do I think? I think YES ! Why is this important? Tweet.

Collaborative Thinking: IP Democracy: The Futility Of Internet Privacy?

Collaborative Thinking

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « From Star Power To Network Power | Main | Delver - Social Search As Another Relevancy Filter » January 31, 2008 IP Democracy: The Futility Of Internet Privacy? Complicated by social networks. Privacy has become a hollow word, an illusion.

The perils of democracy

Engineers without Fears

Which reminded me of something an Indian once said to me: "You British gave us democracy. Democracy tends to work best with educated and literate populations**. I am not suggesting that India (or any other state) should forgo democracy for technocratic rule by expert or neo-colonialism or enlightened despotism.

Conversational democracy and neighbourhood online networks

Neighbourhoods

So it would help if we can develop a thriving communication ecology at neighbourhood level, and get some conversational democracy we can depend on. Tags: Citizenship and democracy Governance and participation Information and communication Social capital ' Paul Evans has organised a stream of sessions on political innovation.

Climate Skeptic Monument

Alchemy of Change

Democracy Sustainability activism climate legislationWe can call it the Climate Skeptic Monument. The key is real potential for impact. Tweet.

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Dyer: Why the Arabs can handle democracy

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Dyer: Why the Arabs can handle democracy. One of the incidental pleasures of the past few weeks has been watching the Western media struggling to come to terms with the notion of Arab democracy. After all, they have no previous experience of democracy, and it's basically a Western invention, isn't it? Homes. Wheels.

Love and Power

Alchemy of Change

Democracy Power RelationshipIn honor of Dr. King today: “Power, properly understood, is the ability to achieve purpose. Tweet.

All posts in The "Rules": Democracies Online Exchange: Democracies Online

Delicious/choconancy/online_community

In our social media workshop we are talking about rules, norms and agreements. This is an example.

The Divine Right of Capital: Wealth Reigns

Alchemy of Change

The history of democracy is the history of people repeatedly and successfully challenging various forms of property rights. Tweet.

The Divine Right of Capital: Lords of the Earth

Alchemy of Change

“If equality under the law is the hallmark of democracy, privilege sanctioned by law is the hallmark of aristocracy.&# Tweet.

Local democratic participation and parking

Neighbourhoods

It was local participative democracy in action. But I sensed from various comments afterwards that some people were grateful for a completely fresh experience of genuinely participative local democracy, which was, well, revelatory to them.   Citizenship and democracy Governance and participation Space and place

Inactive democracy was always a bad idea: street reps and new forms of governance

Neighbourhoods

What these practitioners are trying to do, in some pretty downtrodden localities, is to help networks develop which have credence and weight but do not become cliques, which are open and reflect an informal participative democracy based on local people’s interests. Inactive democracy was always a bad idea. Thought leaders my arse.

Bottom-Up Democracy: Selecting Our Representatives Face to Face

How to Save the World

BLOG Bottom-Up Democracy: Selecting Our Representatives Face to Face. This approach has some obvious problems, but let's see how it might work.

The Divine Right of Capital: The Corporation as Feudal Estate

Alchemy of Change

Democracy Good Companies capitalism corporationsChapter 3: The Corporation as Feudal Estate. The source of stockholder privilege is ownership.

The Divine Right of Capital: The Sacred Texts

Alchemy of Change

Democracy Good Companies Mission Ownership capitalism corporationsI just finished reading The Divine Right of Capital by Marjorie Kelly. Tweet.

What is the place of emotion in the making of policy?

Neighbourhoods

As I have said often before, too many of us emerge from the education system with no idea how local democracy functions.

The Divine Right of Capital: Emerging Property Rights

Alchemy of Change

Locke was a founding theorist of democracy, and we can no longer afford to allow him to be used by wealth-rights absolutists. Tweet.

The Divine Right of Capital: Waking Up

Alchemy of Change

Democracy Good Companies Mission Ownership capitalism corporationsChapter 7: Waking Up. This was more true in capitalism’s early days.

The Divine Right of Capital: Only the Propertied Class Votes

Alchemy of Change

Democracy Good Companies Mission capitalism corporationsChapter 4: Only the Propertied Class Votes. The 1919 “Dodge v. Ford Motor Co.&#

The cleansing of community development

Neighbourhoods

    Citizenship and democracy Governance and participationThe other day I attended the launch of the Church Urban Fund’s new programme called Near Neighbours. The programme will disburse central government money in small grants through local parishes. So it’s obvious - invent and fund a de-politicised form of CD.