Emergent democracy

emergeemerging democracy
Emergent democracy refers to the rise of political structures and behaviors without central planning and by the action of many individual participants, especially when mediated by the Internet.wikipedia
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Joi Ito

Itō JoiJoichi "Joi" ItoJoichi Ito
In the paper that first drew attention to the term, Joi Ito expresses a hope that the Internet, as a large and decentralized network, will enable innovative responses by citizens to highly complex problems.
A vocal advocate of emergent democracy and the sharing economy, Ito is a doctoral candidate in Business Administration focusing on the sharing economy at the Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University.

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Ross Mayfield

He organized a group effort to discuss and document the emergent democracy concept, using a term initially coined by Ross Mayfield.
71MB and 24MB QuickTime movies of Ross Mayfield lecturing on emergent democracy and group forming networks at Stanford in 2005, licensed under Creative Commons, hosted by the Internet Archive

Second Superpower

two superpowers
Second Superpower
Many bloggers linked the paper with Joi Ito's Emergent Democracy concept and paper.

E-democracy

digital democracyelectronic democracyeDemocracy
E-democracy
Emergent democracy

Economic planning

central planningplanningcentral economic planning
Emergent democracy refers to the rise of political structures and behaviors without central planning and by the action of many individual participants, especially when mediated by the Internet.

Clay Shirky

ShirkyShirky, Clay
More recently, Clay Shirky has referred to this as "the power of organizing without organizations."

Here Comes Everybody

Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizationsthe power of organizing without organizations
More recently, Clay Shirky has referred to this as "the power of organizing without organizations."

Representative democracy

elected representativerepresentative democraticparliamentary democracy
The term was coined to stand in contrast to more traditional forms of democracy, such as representational democracy and direct democracy.

Direct democracy

direct democraticdirect legislationdirect
The term was coined to stand in contrast to more traditional forms of democracy, such as representational democracy and direct democracy.

Emergence

emergentemergent propertiesemergent property
The phrase draws upon emergence theory for the idea that the simple actions of individuals can collectively create complex and unpredictable results, as when the behavior of termites results in large, efficient nests beyond the comprehension of any individual participant.

Termite

termiteswhite antswhite ant
The phrase draws upon emergence theory for the idea that the simple actions of individuals can collectively create complex and unpredictable results, as when the behavior of termites results in large, efficient nests beyond the comprehension of any individual participant.

Internet

onlinethe Internetweb
In the paper that first drew attention to the term, Joi Ito expresses a hope that the Internet, as a large and decentralized network, will enable innovative responses by citizens to highly complex problems.

Blog

blogsbloggerweblog
Supporters of the idea point to instances in which bloggers have brought about political change by posting about issues that mainstream media had not paid much attention to. The canonical example of emergent democracy was the December 2002 resignation of Trent Lott as Senate majority leader after bloggers publicized his praising of Strom Thurmond's 1948 segregationist campaign for the presidency.

Trent Lott

C. Trent LottSen Lott, TrentSen. Lott
Supporters of the idea point to instances in which bloggers have brought about political change by posting about issues that mainstream media had not paid much attention to. The canonical example of emergent democracy was the December 2002 resignation of Trent Lott as Senate majority leader after bloggers publicized his praising of Strom Thurmond's 1948 segregationist campaign for the presidency.

United States Senate

SenatorSenateU.S. Senator
Supporters of the idea point to instances in which bloggers have brought about political change by posting about issues that mainstream media had not paid much attention to. The canonical example of emergent democracy was the December 2002 resignation of Trent Lott as Senate majority leader after bloggers publicized his praising of Strom Thurmond's 1948 segregationist campaign for the presidency.

Majority leader

majorityassistant majority leaderHouse Majority Leader
Supporters of the idea point to instances in which bloggers have brought about political change by posting about issues that mainstream media had not paid much attention to. The canonical example of emergent democracy was the December 2002 resignation of Trent Lott as Senate majority leader after bloggers publicized his praising of Strom Thurmond's 1948 segregationist campaign for the presidency.

Strom Thurmond

James Strom ThurmondThurmondJ. Strom Thurmond
Supporters of the idea point to instances in which bloggers have brought about political change by posting about issues that mainstream media had not paid much attention to. The canonical example of emergent democracy was the December 2002 resignation of Trent Lott as Senate majority leader after bloggers publicized his praising of Strom Thurmond's 1948 segregationist campaign for the presidency.

Racial segregation

segregationsegregatedsegregationist
Supporters of the idea point to instances in which bloggers have brought about political change by posting about issues that mainstream media had not paid much attention to. The canonical example of emergent democracy was the December 2002 resignation of Trent Lott as Senate majority leader after bloggers publicized his praising of Strom Thurmond's 1948 segregationist campaign for the presidency.

President of the United States

PresidentU.S. Presidentpresidential
Supporters of the idea point to instances in which bloggers have brought about political change by posting about issues that mainstream media had not paid much attention to. The canonical example of emergent democracy was the December 2002 resignation of Trent Lott as Senate majority leader after bloggers publicized his praising of Strom Thurmond's 1948 segregationist campaign for the presidency.

Conference call

conference callingconference callsaudio conferencing
He announced meetings on his weblog, inviting his readers to attend a conference call that was augmented by IRC chat for posting realtime visual cues and backchannel conversation, and a wiki for gathering notes from the call.

Internet Relay Chat

IRCclientIRC client
He announced meetings on his weblog, inviting his readers to attend a conference call that was augmented by IRC chat for posting realtime visual cues and backchannel conversation, and a wiki for gathering notes from the call.

Wiki

wikiswiki markupcity wiki
He announced meetings on his weblog, inviting his readers to attend a conference call that was augmented by IRC chat for posting realtime visual cues and backchannel conversation, and a wiki for gathering notes from the call.

Social software

Socialsocial and humanistic computingsocial concepts
The conversation resulted in Ito's online article that generated discussions about the potential for weblogs and other social software tools to influence participation in governance.