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Community Optimized local interdependence Law Enforcement Leadership and lawmaking that benefit all members of society, enforced justly and equitably Emergency Services Procedures and methods for effective and efficient response Consensus Decision making by unanimous agreement Direct Democracy Democratic governance systems in which decisions are made by direct vote, instead of through a representative Diplomacy Facilitating peaceful intercultural communication and relations Ownership Systems of title, authority, responsibility, control and obligation Sociocracy A governance method that aims to make practical and effective use of collaboration, self-organization,... Collective Intelligence Principles and patterns for making wise collective decisions Communications Face-to-face, storytelling, written, digital, social media, journalism, visual or performing arts —... Dispute Resolution Ways to equitably resolve disagreements and effectively avoid fighting

STANDARDS OF LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE — SECULAR & SACRED For a creative culture to survive and properly discharge its sacred obligation to the living planet, its originators must implement an effective method of ensuring that each generation of leadership and citizenship fulfils its mandate without corruption, for the duration or ‘designed lifetime’ of the culture. Compassion, conscience, common sense, essential integrity, humility, strength, stamina, intuition, intelligence, vision, reason, righteousness, wisdom and real will are some of the necessary attributes found within the core models and leadership of successful and enduring human societies.

Decision Making & Governance Resources

The Bolivian Declaration of Mother Earth's Rights

Rights & freedoms standard
Mother Earth being a living being, of which all life forms, both animate and inanimate are part, and aware of its benefits for living well — in good health — we assume the responsibility and the generational role in cultivating balance and harmony...

The Wise Democracy Pattern Language

Decision making & governance website
The Wise Democracy Pattern Language highlights design principles which can make an activity, organization or community more wisely self-governing. Based on of real-life innovations, this evolving database of wise democracy "patterns" intends to help people...

The Earth Charter

Principles & ethics standard
The Earth Charter is an ethical framework for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society in the 21st century. It seeks to inspire in all people a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the well-being of the whole...

Sovereign App by

Direct democracy tool
Software for blockchain based direct democracy decision making.

The Co-Intelligence Institute

Decision making & governance organization
The Co-Intelligence Institute (CII) is a non-profit organization that promotes awareness of co-intelligence and the tools and ideas that can be used to increase it. The CII explores the integrated application of these tools to democratic renewal, community...

Encyclical Laudato si’ on Care for our Common Home

Principles & ethics standard
Laudato Si': On Care for Our Common Home is the 2015 appeal from Pope Francis addressed to "every person living on this planet" for an inclusive dialogue about how humans are shaping the future of the planet. Pope Francis calls the Church and the world...

Pam Cooley

Decision making & governance knowledge holder
Collaborator, Facilitator, Social Entrepreneur, Speaker and Founder of "The Continuum of Collaboration" model, "Choosethical Ventures Inc." and Founding Partner of "CarShare Atlantic Ltd.

International Association for the Study of Commons

Education & learning organization
The IASC is the leading professional association dedicated to the commons. The association, founded in 1989 by Elinor Ostrom and others, is devoted to bringing together multi-disciplinary researchers, practitioners, and policymakers for the purpose of...

Bringing Deep Democracy to Life

Decision making & governance article
Deep Democracy is seeking to notice and understand diverse perspectives, including privileged and marginalized voices. This article is an overview of deep democracy by Amy Mindell. Voices can be marginalized because of systemic oppression, because...

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