Governance and Politics
Last updated 2nd March 2004
Jenna Bishop, Angela Espinosa, Brian Hilton, Andrey Sergeyev, Joe Truss.
There are systemic constraints that threaten to co-opt revolutionary energy, and make it difficult to reform from the top.
We have achieved some successes in government, particularly in the Civil Service of Columbia & Canada, and we should celebrate these successes and continue to publicise the merits of our successes.
We will monitor Mexico and the application of VSM to the entire justice system. (J. Livas)
There are technologies that enable democracy, e.g. the Team Syntegrity process, the Internet, etc.
Social change only happens when it is embedded in people’s consciousness.
We are looking for Organising principles that can help others to self-organise according to well designed protocols. E.g. TS + other tools
Four stage methodology:
Identify mechanisms to help:
As peaceful revolutionaries what we don’t want to do is to take away revolutionary zeal by co-opting it carelessly.
We are looking for organising principles that can help others to self-organise according to well designed protocols. These include VSM & TS, and we will research Simultaneous Policy as a tool for use in a 4 stage methodology:
We will collect experiences and research case studies of people who have tried to bridge the gap (between government and politics) using VSM & TS. We will amplify via infoset members to wider networks and clusters.
We will identify clusters of activity in relevant areas and assist in developing Think Tanks to diagnose the gap in particular sectors.
We will encourage the exploration of the idea of using TS as a tool to diffuse the capacity of socially malevolent groups to act against the interest of the communal whole.
There are mechanisms already in place, they need to be diagnosed using VSM to find entry point for ‘Silent Catalyst’. We will reconceptualise TS as the Silent Catalyst for Democratisation.