Thursday, November 10, 2005
Beth Noveck has published A Democracy of Groups: "In groups, people can accomplish what they cannot do alone. Now new visual and social technologies are making it possible for people to make decisions and solve complex problems collectively. These technologies are enabling groups not only to create community but also to wield power and create rules to govern their own affairs. This paper examines the significance of decentralized groups to promote collective action in economic, civic and cultural arenas: the practice of democracy with a "small d."