We the People
We the People: Consenting to a Deeper Democracy
From the publisher's website:
Since publication of the first edition in 2007, We the People: Consenting to a Deeper Democracy has become the standard reference on sociocracy. It is a comprehensive presentation of the history and application of the sociocratic principles and practices, it explains what they are designed to accomplish. As organizations adapt sociocracy to their existing structure and culture some changes may seem necessary. Understanding “the why” is essential to making changes without negating the benefits of the original.
“Our understanding of how the world works was fundamentally altered when the mechanical model of closed, linear systems was replaced with cybernetics and complexity theory. Sociocracy is a governance method that uses these new sciences to design organizations that are as powerful, self-organizing, and self-correcting as the natural world, including the honeybees.” — From the book cover.