Re: "Governance"
From: R Philip Dowds (
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:34:12 -0700 (PDT)
“Governance” may bring up images of The Government and Big Brother, but then, 
we all know that Sociocracy and Socialism are the same thing, right?  Maybe 
organizing is how you get things done, but in the minds of many millennials, 
organization rhymes with fossilization.

We may be working on the wrong problem:  That of finding a vocabulary of 
denotation and connotation so obvious and universal that no one has to learn a 
new concept, or think.  In other words, we’re looking for a way of marketing 
sociocracy to non-thinkers.

If that’s our battle, then we’ve already lost the war.

R Philip Dowds
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> On Aug 31, 2015, at 2:30 PM, Sharon Villines <sharon [at]> 
> wrote:
> So:
> Organization & Decision-Making
> Governance
> Sociocracy
> I think we need all three, though Governance also has the connotation of “the 
> government” and too often viewed as “other.”
> What do you think?
> Sharon
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> Sharon Villines
> Sociocracy: A Deeper Democracy
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