Sociocracy.info provides a "resource on sociocracy and democracy and the ways they support each other. It examines the principles and practices and the ways in which together they could better achieve their objectives."
Mission and Purpose
The website's mission is to provide a comprehensive resource on sociocracy as a method of governance and organization.
Origins and Development
The website was begun by Sharon Villines, co-author of We the People: Consenting to a Deeper Democracy in 2006. It has continued to add information and recently began a blog to respond to questions and to comment on current events in terms of sociocratic principles and collaborative decision-making.
Sharon Villines is also moderator of [email protected], a discussion list beginning in 2000 with members from all over the world. Some are new to sociocracy and others are experts who have been studying and applying it for decades.
Organizational Structure, Membership, and Funding
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Specializations, Methods and Tools
Information is provided about:
- The history, theory, and application of sociocracy since ~1850
- The nature and puposes of governance generally
- Organizing in order to support collaboration
- Resources that deepen the understanding and practice of collaborative decision-making
- Consultants who teach sociocracy and supervise its application
Blog entries cover these topics as well as respond to questions and confusions from those attempting to understand and apply this governance method.
Major Projects and Events
The website and the discussion group are the only projects and events at this time, though expansion of Sociocracy.info Press is anticipated.
Analysis and Lessons Learned
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 Sociocracy.info (2020, June 26). What Is Sociocracy and Why Does Democracy Need it? Retrieved from https://www.sociocracy.info/what-is-sociocracy/