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  • Valentine BiankiPirates’ mission: to change the politics, keeping ideals Pirates and political system: not to“become the part of” but to “create a new format of” Report for presentation at the Pirate Parties International conference 2012
  • Valentine Bianki — Ph.D. in political psychology— Senior scientist Department of Political Science, St. Petersburg State University, Russia — Political consultant and researcher in political strategies and party-building (Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, ...) — Co-founder of e-Democracy Development Fund, Russia Hello from the Dark Side of the Force! :-)
  • Several reasons to listen to:1. To listen to the view from the outside, evenif later you decide to do the opposite;2. To discuss how Pirates can keep their ?identity during the integration to politics;3. To foresee “growing pains” that piratemovement can probably face. View slide
  • The structure: Situation/risks/ideas in 12 topics:1. Objectives2. Ideology3. Fundraising4. Hierarchy5. Program unification6. Staff and motivation7. Image of the ideal political system8. Dynamics of development and the effect of novelty9. Partners10. Electoral positioning11. Geostrategy12. Political party as a movement strategy (trap “the party as part of”)Conclusions: key tips for Pirates View slide
  • 1. Objectives Situation:— Growth from 1 goal (struggle with to 10 goals (in 2009) copyright — 2006)
  • 1. ObjectivesSituation: — Growth from 1 goal (struggle with copyright — 2006) to 10 goals (in 2009) Risks: — Ultra narrow objective does not allow — Extension of brand leads to electoral support to grow, plus it is too its erosion, and that reduces easily intercepted by other parties. support.
  • 1. ObjectivesSituation: — Growth from 1 goal (struggle with copyright — 2006) to 10 goals (in 2009)Risks: — Ultra narrow objective does not allow electoral support to grow, plus it is too easily intercepted by other parties.— Extension of brand leads to its erosion, and that reduces support. Ideas: — Each pirate should be able to — Priority of e-democracy: and explain everything through “all the citizens would participate something like "Pirate Wheel" in in this discussion and decide by a simple way. themselves” for every question.
  • 2. Ideology Situation:— Pirates say they are not about ideology (“no politics, only policies”).
  • 2. IdeologySituation: — Pirates say they are not about ideology (“no politics, only policies”). Risks: — Ideology is the nature of politics, ignoring that means pushing intellectuals away.
  • 2. IdeologySituation: — Pirates say they are not about ideology (“no politics, only policies”).Risks: — Ideology is the nature of politics, ignoring that means pushing intellectuals away. Ideas: — “We are not politicians, we are pirates” —“New liberal lefts” – because we struggle for equal access to information, and just distribution of information wealth.
  • 3. Fundraising Situation:— “Fear of money” (fear of the commercialization).
  • 3. FundraisingSituation: — “Fear of money” (fear of the commercialization). Risks:— Extension of the political activity at all levels requires a serious amount of professional work.
  • 3. FundraisingSituation: — “Fear of money” (fear of the commercialization).Risks: — Extension of the political activity at all levels requires a serious amount of professional work. Ideas: — “A billion from Zuckerberg” (to raise funds from the IT-market players.) — “Sign-up for donations” — Creating “pirate business”, for example, “business on paranoia”
  • 4. Hierarchy Situation:— Total independence
  • 4. HierarchySituation: — Total independence Risks: — Coordination of efforts will lead to an increase of bureaucracy, attempts to monopolize; — Attempts to use pirates can occur; — Problems with responsibility for the brand.
  • 4. HierarchySituation: — Total independenceRisks: — Coordination of efforts will lead to increase of bureaucracy, attempts to monopolize; — Attempts to use pirates can occur; — Problems with responsibility for the brand. Ideas: — Develop a greater representativeness, not based on the number of party members, but on the number of movement members; — Develop a mechanism for resolving conflicts.
  • 5. Program unification Situation:— In addition to basic goals, the structures themselves define the agenda, including the election one.
  • 5. Program unificationSituation: In addition to basic goals, the structures themselves define the agenda, including the election one Risks: — Conflicts between positions of different structures are harmful for electoral support — Too small program autonomy can split the pirate movement, which would be harmful to its image.
  • 5. Program unificationSituation: In addition to basic goals, the structures themselves define the agenda, including the election one.Risks: — Conflicts between positions of different structures are harmful for electoral support. — Too small programautonomy can split pirate movement, which would be harmful to its image. Ideas: — To form the boundaries of independence at each level.
  • 6. Staff and motivation Situation:— Selection based on activity — No money, only chance to get not on professionalism positions in parliaments
  • 6. Staff and motivationSituation: — No money, only chance to get positions in parliaments. — Selection based on activity not on professionalism Risks: — Mistakes because of avoiding — Gap between leaders age professionals and the new asset, disintegration of the structure unity
  • 6. Staff and motivationSituation: — No money, only chance to get positions in parliaments; Selection based on activity not on professionalismRisks: — Mistakes because of avoiding professionals; — Gap between leaders age and the new asset, disintegration of thestructure unity Ideas: — Criteria for involvement of paid — Monitor the process of professionals reproduction of social and age structure of members and activists
  • 7. Image of the ideal political system Situation:— Pirates don’t have that (the only is “pirates and citizens VS political system”) ? ? ? ?
  • 7. Image of the ideal political systemSituation: — Pirates don’t have that (“pirates and citizens VS political system”) Risks: ? — Voters need to see a holistic — 3 or 5 years later pirates will lose novelty, so image, they must perceive “what now it is the time to sum ​up a serious base. it will be”, or they’ll decrease their passion;
  • 7. Image of the ideal political systemSituation: — Pirates don’t have that (“pirates and citizens VS political system”)Risks: — Voters need to see a holistic image, they must perceive “what it will be”, or they’ll decrease their passion; — 3 or 5 years later pirates will lose novelty, so now it is the time to sum ​up a serious base. Ideas: — New theory of social contract as a state base! Such base may include “money-filled delegation system“ as a component.
  • 8. Dynamics of development and the effect of novelty Situation: — Super-fast development
  • 8. Dynamics of development and the effect of noveltySituation: — Super-fast development Risks: — “Followers for each new one” effect will finish soon
  • 8. Dynamics of development and the effect of noveltySituation: — Super-fast developmentRisks: — “Followers for each new one” effect will finish soon Ideas: — Predicting recession of interest, try to achieve at least one goal
  • 9. Partners Situation:— Trade unions for socialists, pirates don’t have that now ?
  • 9. PartnersSituation: — Trade unions for socialists, pirates don’t have that now Risks: — Extention only by yourself (without social organizations) can blur the image
  • 9. PartnersSituation: — Trade unions for socialists, pirates don’t have that nowRisks: — Extention only by yourself (without social organizations) can blur the image Ideas: — Involve creative unions; — Attract and promote the development of specialized movements ("against the control of the Internet"), including being a technological base, the center of competence for them; — Shape the pirates into a structure with a wide range of fellows and with narrow purposes.
  • 10. Electoral positioning Situation: “New people” “We are not politicians, we are pirates”“New topic” “Cool” “Funny” “We have no interests, we have a goal” “Against copyright monopoly” “Against State [state control], for the citizens”
  • 10. Electoral positioningSituation: — “New people”, “new topic”, “funny”, “cool”, “against copyright monopoly”, “against State [statecontrol], for the citizens”, “we have no interests, we have a goal,” “we are not politicians, we are pirates” Risks: — The loss of the novelty effect; — Disappointing because of the lack of direct rapid results; — Perception of pirates as far from social and economic issues movement; — The temptation to use a primitive way of a differential marketing
  • 10. Electoral positioningSituation: — “New people”, “new topic”, “funny”, “cool”, “against copyright monopoly”, “against state control, for thecitizens”, “we have no interests, we have a goal,” “not politicians, but pirates”Risks: — The loss of the novelty effect;— Disappointing because of the lack of direct rapid results; — Perception of piratesas far from social and economic issues movement; — The temptation to use a primitive way of a differential marketing Ideas: — Avoid concentrating only on issues about information; — Do not use the primitive differential marketing; — Include in work wide field of citizen movements; - Keep the balance between being funny and being serious (serious articles + brilliant comic action). — Anonymus as a "military wing of Pirates“ Diff.marketing Fun Information Issues on soc/ec. topics
  • 11. Geostrategy Situation:— Now movement is spreading with the principle "waiting for initiatives from the field."
  • 11. GeostrategySituation: — Now movement is spreading with the principle "waiting for initiatives from the field." Risks: — Without total coverage, efficiency in the pursuit of political demands can’t reach maximum level. No geo-spreading means no influence and idea-spreading
  • 11. GeostrategySituation: — Now movement is spreading with the principle "waiting for initiatives from the field."Risks: — Without total coverage efficiency in the pursuit of political demands couldn’t reach maximum level. Ideas: — “Franchise support“, institution of mentors, and "fill" on-line & off-line areas — Conduct a “road-show” (at least online - that is presentation of opportunities for activists from “unreached” nations and regions).
  • 12. Political party as a movement strategy (trap "the party as part of ") Situation: — Party receives a portion of power and influence inthree steps: take an issue, make an attempt to convince everybody, get from 1 to 10% at the elections
  • 12. Political party as a movement strategy (trap "the party as part of ")Situation: — Party receives a portion of power and influence in? three steps: take an issue, make an attempt to convince everybody, get from 1 to 10% at the elections Risks: — Playing political games in parliaments — Have limitation of the voting shares — Problem with actual outcome — “The test of executive power”
  • 12. Political party as a movement strategy (trap "the party as part of ")Situation: — Party receives a portion of power and influence in? three steps: take an issue, make an attempt to convinceeverybody, get from 1 to 10% at the electionsRisks: — Playing political games in parliaments; Have limitation of the voting shares; Problem with actual outcome ;"The test of executive power” Ideas: — The Party as the avant-guard of the movement — Party should try not to become a part of the political system, without assuming the full realization of its goals in practice, but try to capture the channels of interaction between society, political parties, media, executives, etc:
  • The power for change TraditionalPolitical media andparties Social media Society
  • The power for change TraditionalPolitical media andparties Social media ? Becomingjust another part(y)? Society
  • The power for change Traditional Political media and parties Social media Becoming a new part ofcommunication! Society
  • Conclusions:key tips for Pirates
  • Conclusions: key tips for Pirates1. Technologies change faster than people do. Be careful not to break away from the population ahead too far.
  • Conclusions: key tips for Pirates1. Technologies change faster than people do. Be careful not to break away from the population ahead too far. 2. Politics is arranged exactly as it is arranged not by chance – the reason is in laws of human psychology.
  • Conclusions: key tips for Pirates1. Technologies change faster than people do. Be careful not to break away from the population ahead too far.2. Politics is arranged exactly as it is arranged not by chance - the reason is in laws of human psychology . 3. Man is weak, and when planning the development of global piracy movement, you should remember that to avoid leaders’ attempts to fix positions for themselves.
  • Conclusions: key tips for Pirates1. Technologies change faster than people do. Be careful not to break away from the population ahead too far.2. Politics is arranged exactly as it is arranged not by chance - the reason is in laws of human psychology .3. Man is weak, and planning the development of global piracy movement, you should think of that to avoid leaders attempts to fix positions for themselves. 4. Working without professionals is not the best way to achieve goals 
  • Conclusions: key tips for Pirates1. Technologies change faster than people do. Be careful not to break away from the population ahead too far.2. Politics is arranged exactly as it is arranged not by chance - the reason is in laws of human psychology .3. Man is weak, and planning the development of global piracy movement, you should think of that to avoid leaders attempts to fix positions for themselves.4. Working without professionals is not the best way to achieve goals  5. First wave of “fashion for pirates” time is limited.
  • Conclusions: key tips for Pirates1. Technologies change faster than people do. Be careful not to break away from the population ahead too far.2. Politics is arranged exactly as it is arranged not by chance - the reason is in laws of human psychology .3. Man is weak, and planning the development of global piracy movement, you should think of that to avoid leaders attempts to fix positions for themselves.4. Working without professionals is not the best way to achieve goals 5. First wave of “fashion for pirates” time is limited. 6. To achieve their basic goals, pirates need a soft unification.
  • Conclusions: key tips for Pirates1. Technologies change faster than people do. Be careful not to break away from the population ahead too far.2. Politics is arranged exactly as it is arranged not by chance - the reason is in laws of human psychology .3. Man is weak, and planning the development of global piracy movement, you should think of that to avoid leaders attempts to fix positions for themselves.4. Working without professionals is not the best way to achieve goals 5. First wave of “fashion for pirates” time is limited.6. To achieve their basic goals, pirates need a soft unification. 7. According to their goals, pirates should offer people not “representativeness” but “interaction”.
  • Conclusions: key tips for Pirates1. Technologies change faster than people do. Be careful not to break away from the population ahead too far.2. Politics is arranged exactly as it is arranged not by chance - the reason is that human psychology is like that.3. Man is weak, and planning the development of global piracy movement, you should think of that to avoid leaders attempts to fix positions for themselves.4. Working without professionals is not the best way to achieve goals 5. First wave of “fashion for pirates” time is limited.6. To achieve their basic goals, pirates need a soft unification 7. According to their goals, pirates should offer people not “representativeness” but “interaction”.8. Establishing a political party already means that pirates are involved in the politic games more than they would like to. IMHO, pirates need to establish a movement with “true laws” inside it, and use the party only as a way to deal with current political system.
  • Conclusions: key tips for Pirates1. Technologies change faster than people do. Be careful not to break 2. Politics is arranged exactly as it is arranged not by chance - the reason is away from the population ahead too far. that human psychology is like that.3. Man is weak, and planning the development of global piracy movement, you should think of that to avoid leaders attempts to fix positions for themselves.4. Working without professionals is not the best way to achieve goals 5. First wave of “fashion for pirates” time is limited.6. To achieve their basic goals, pirates need a soft unification 7. According to their goals, pirates should offer people not “representativeness” but “interaction”8. Establishing a political party already means that pirates are involved in the politic games more than they would like to. IMHO, pirates need to establish a movement with “true laws” inside it, and use the party only as a way to deal with current political system. 9. Pirates should try to capture the channels of interaction between society, political parties, media, executives, and not just places in parliament.
  • The goal is not to become just another part of old political system
  • But to createA new – Pirate – way to act and communicate in politics
  • Thank you for your attention! Contacts: Facebook: id=1051716850 VK: http://vk.com/vbianki Skype, Twitter: vbianki Mail: vbianki@gmail.com Slides made by: zavialovas@gmail.com