My name is Kåre. I am a part of the danish party The Alternative, where I have been trying to introduce sociocratic elements.
I am also - maybe at this point a bit more enthusiastically - a small part of the Game B community and the Metamoderna community. Both international groups centering on the political metamodernist approach to politics, where the focus is to change the game of politics altogether, rather than merely creating a better political party.
The central focus of Game B is to explore the design of a viral governance tool, that is able to outcompete the existing montesqieuan political system in a network-based way, that doesn’t need central governance to work. This is the main reason why Game B is exploring sociocracy. But there is not a widespread experience with sociocracy in the community at this point.
The Metamoderna community works a bit more broadly with the aim of outcompeting capitalism on its own terms. So the tools used are not only what we normally refer to as politics (parlamentary assemblies, public debate, protest marches and the like), but just as much business as a tool for progress. Quite in line with Graham Boyd’s focus on cooperatives.
Both communities originate in political philosophy and have their central - and extremely exciting - philosophers’ work as their building blocks. The argument for their approaches is that no political party or media today understands society and the escalating speed of development. To the modern or postmodern eye, the world is chaotic, dominated by alt-right trolls, woke hypocrites and hasty political processes that only look towards the new election. We therefore cannot change anything by winning elections, winning the game that is politics. We need to change the game altogether - it is the only way.
I highly, warmly and enthusiastically recommend:
Hanzi Freinacht - The Listening Society and Nordic Ideology
Lene Rachel Andersen - Metamodernity: Meaning and Hope in a Complex World
Articles from a.o. Daniel Schmachtenberger, Jordan Hall and Jim Rutt here:
gameblibrary dot com
gameb dot wiki
civilizationemerging dot com/articles
metamoderna dot org
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