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A myriad of public [[decision]]s are made each year that affect the quality of our lives, the health of our biosphere, and the welfare of future generations. Regrettably, these decisions are often made without our participation.
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The [[mission and vision|mission]] of the '''Metagovernment project''' is ''to support the development and use of Internet tools which enable the members of any [[community]] to fully participate in the governance of that community.'' We are a global group of people working on various projects which further this goal.
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[[Metagovernment]] is a community of people who are exploring and developing various technologies that would allow citizens to be directly involved in the discussions and decisions that affect them most.
  
We expect governance software to be adopted first in '''small communities''', and then to spread outward with the potential to gradually replace many institutions of [[representative democracy]] with a new kind of social organization called '''[[collaborative governance]]'''.  
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We explore, challenge, and collaborate with each other in the development of various ideas and technologies for these new [[collaborative governance|governance systems]].
  
We conceive a world where every person, without exception, is able to substantively participate in any governance structure in which they have an interest. We envision governance which is not only more open, free, and democratic; but also which is more effective and less fallible than pre-Internet forms of governance.
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Our forum is uniquely neutral ground. We enjoy an abundance of [[vision]]s which often makes for very lively discussions.
  
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Please '''[[participate|join our community]]''' and help us to develop these next iterations of governance.
 
 
==Participating projects==
 
{{:Active_projects}}
 
==How you can help==
 
There are many ways you can contribute, as detailed on the '''[[participate]]''' page.
 
 
 
==Contact==
 
To ask questions of this group, please join our [[Startup|list server]]. If you do not want your question posted to the list, write to ''contact (at) metagovernment (dot) org''.
 

Latest revision as of 16:27, 30 August 2017

A myriad of public decisions are made each year that affect the quality of our lives, the health of our biosphere, and the welfare of future generations. Regrettably, these decisions are often made without our participation.

Metagovernment is a community of people who are exploring and developing various technologies that would allow citizens to be directly involved in the discussions and decisions that affect them most.

We explore, challenge, and collaborate with each other in the development of various ideas and technologies for these new governance systems.

Our forum is uniquely neutral ground. We enjoy an abundance of visions which often makes for very lively discussions.

Please join our community and help us to develop these next iterations of governance.