Governance and Politics



viable syntegration

Last updated 2nd March 2004

Jenna Bishop, Angela Espinosa, Brian Hilton, Andrey Sergeyev, Joe Truss.


Iteration One

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.

Iteration Two

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:

  1. Understand & Diagnose (using VSM)
  2. Design (using evolutionary design approaches / constantly aborting plan)
  3. Implement
  4. Feedback

Identify mechanisms to help:

  • Online real time systems
  • E-technology for mass communications
  • Building emotional commitment
  • Simultaneous policy – needs to be researched
  • Virtual Syntegrity Space
  • Content free processes e.g. mobile phone based games for youths.

Outcome Resolve

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:

  1. Understand & Diagnose (using VSM)
  2. Design (using evolutionary design approaches / constantly aborting plan)
  3. Implement
  4. Feedback (to 1 & 2)

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.