[governance] Governance and therefore Internet Governance in complex adaptive systems

Garth Graham garth.graham at telus.net
Sat May 7 12:29:01 EDT 2016

The latest in my ongoing attempts to reframe the Internet Governance debate by reference to the changing nature of governance…

Garth Graham.  Cooperating community connections: A changing political reality.  The Journal of Community InformaticsVol 12, No 1 (2016).

Abstract: Community Informatics has declared that the global is a federation of locals. James Quilligan has written an essay to the effect that applying such a definition of global requires a world institution of democratic governance. Some members of the community of community informatics researchers have come to a similar conclusion. This essay outlines an alternative interpretation based on complex adaptive systems theory, and with consequent results for a different definition of the individual, the community and their interdependence. It asks the question – where does the predominance of opinion in community informatics about the changing nature of governance and community reside?

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