- Jul 2023
Civil society is the sector where the power of We thePeople ultimately and properly resides.
- for: collective action, bottom-up, bottom-up movement, M2W, individual/collective
- Civil society is the sector where the power of We the People ultimately and properly resides.
- Consequently, in the fully functioning Ecological Civilization,
- government and business sectors must be
- creations of and
- accountable to
- a civil society of people who embrace
- the rights and
- of their citizenship at all system levels from - the local to - the global.
- We can be citizens of only one locality.
- But we are all citizens of Earth—and the many levels in between.
- This must be acknowledged by any truly democratic system of self-governance.
- Aug 2022
But commission member Kondratiuk, a heraldic expert who served as a military historian for the National Guard and US Army for more than four decades, said such objections are “a misreading of the heraldry.”“That’s the arm of God protecting the Commonwealth,” he said, referring to the upraised sword. “That symbol has been used in European heraldry for hundreds of years.”He added that the Native figure’s downward-facing arrow indicates “peaceful intent.”“The Native American on there is an homage to the Native Americans,” Kondratiuk said, adding he “voted with the pack” to see what recommendations the commission would produce. As for the motto: “That’s an allusion to the monarch,” he continued. “The Founding Fathers would have been very familiar with that.”
Example of how older traditions have passed from memory and are now re-read (mis-read) in new contexts.
- Jun 2022
Harness collective intelligence augmented by digital technology, and unlock exponential innovation. Beyond old hierarchical structures and archaic tools.
The words "beyond", "hierarchical", and "archaic" are all designed to marginalize prior thought and tools which all work, and are likely upon which this broader idea is built. This is a potentially toxic means of creating "power over" this prior art rather than a more open spirit of "power with".
- Aug 2020
Lawlor, Jennifer, Zachary Neal, and Kyle Metta. ‘What Is a Coalition? A Systematic Review of Coalitions in Community Psychology’. Preprint. PsyArXiv, 20 August 2020. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/ba4yw.
- Jul 2020
Schraff, D. (2020). Political trust during the Covid-19 pandemic: Rally around the flag or lockdown effects? [Preprint]. SocArXiv. https://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/pu47c
- collective angst
- government trust
- political support
- lockdown measure
- cognitive evaluation
- household survey
- pre-existing time trend
- explanatory power
- political institution
- Aug 2018
In some ways this constitutes the production of ‘liquid resilience’ – a deflection of risk to the individuals and communities affected which moves us from the idea of an all-powerful and knowing state to that of a ‘plethora of partial projects and initiatives that are seeking to harness ICTs in the service of better knowing and governing individuals and populations’ (Ruppert 2012: 118)
This critique addresses surveillance state concerns about glue-ing datasets together to form a broader understanding of aggregate social behavior without the necessary constraints/warnings about social contexts and discontinuity between data.
Skimmed the Ruppert paper, sadly doesn't engage with time and topologies.
ut Burns finds that humanitarian staff often describe the local communities and ‘crowds’ as the ‘eyes, ears and sensors’ of UN staff, which does not index a genuine collaborative relationship. He states: ‘In all these cases, the discourse talks of putting local people “in the driving seat” when in reality the direction of the journey has already been decided’ (Burns 2015: 48). Burns (2015: 42) also notes that this leads to a transformation of social responsibility into individual responsibility.Neoliberalism’s promotion of free market norms is therefore much more than the simple ideology of free market economics. It is a specific form of social rule that institutionalises a rationality of competition, enterprise indi-vidualised responsibility. Although the state ‘steps back’ and encourages the free conduct of individuals, this is achieved through active intervention into civil society and the opening up of new areas to the logic of private enter-prise and individual initiative. This is the logic behind the rise of resilience
Burns criticism of humanitarian response as not truly collaborative and an abdication of the state's responsibility for social welfare to the private sector.