Re: Sociocracy
From: davidaclements2 (
Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2012 16:45:06 -0700 (PDT)
Several of us at Westwood Cohousing are interested in the possibility of 
implementing Sociocracy in our community.  We will be having an information 
session soon.  I think it would be a great idea to have on the Coho List a list 
of cohousing communities that have implemented Sociocracy.

Would anyone care to contribute to such a list?

Also, I am very interested in the question, "How was Sociocracy implemented?"  
Specifically, what do the declaration and Bylaws of a sociocratically-governed 
community look like?

I am trying to gather examples that would help my community to envision how to 
go from where we are now to where sociocracy might take us.

I have signed up for the cohogov group and expect to find some answers there.


David Clements

--- In cohousing-L [at], Sharon Villines <sharon@...> wrote:
> On 12 Jul 2011, at 9:55 PM, Lou Lieb wrote:
> > I'm reading the Buck/Villines book on Sociocracy, but wonder whether its 
> > application to cohousing has been spelled out anywhere. I.e., what would 
> > the organizational design look like?
> I've established an email list specifically for people who are implementing 
> or seriously moving toward implementing sociocracy and dynamic governance in 
> their communities. It is open to people living in or developing cohousing, 
> other forms of intentional communities, and people living in regular condos 
> and other group residential settings. It is also open to Cohousing 
> Professionals, people who are forming cohousing communities for others.
> The list will be moderated and memberships approved. It is a small list that 
> came out of the Dynamic Governance workshop at the Coho University at the 
> National Conference. Discussion will be highly focused on the how-to and the 
> why, not theoretical arguments for or against.
> I will be starting a book on this topic when I complete the revision of We 
> the People so it is also a sounding board for chapter drafts.
> If you would like to join, send me an email or send one with blank subject 
> line to:
> cohogov-subscribe [at]
> Sharon
> ----
> Sharon Villines, Washington DC
> "Behavior is determined by the prevailing form of decision making." Gerard 
> Endenburg
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