Posted by: Ian Bruk | April 22, 2008

Governance Needs a New Language

Again from the P2P Foundation. Quotes taken from the article. I would simplify this to an anti-mono-culture approach to governance – laying the groundwork for Emergent Anarchic Organization of Governance.

Polyhedral Pattern Language

Software facilitation of emergence, representation and transformation
of psycho-social organization

The significant problems we face can not be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them (Einstein)
Learning: Governance needs a new language?

The commentary follows from a recent study of the relevance of polyhedra to global governance (Towards Polyhedral Global Governance: complexifying oversimplistic strategic metaphors, 2008). Here “polyhedral” is specifically used to convey the need to explore “many-sided” forms of psycho-social organization. These constitute an integrative challenge of governance from the world to the local level — if not to personal self-governance and identity. In that respect “global” is also to be understood in its integrative sense of a “whole” and not only in its geo-political sense of world-wide.

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