CivicCamp and the Current State of Democarcy

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I gave this presentation at the In Transitions conference in Calgary on June 3, 2010. I gave a much longer version at the Leadership Calgary Governance, Economy and Global Relations Learning Day on May 6, 2010.

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CivicCamp and the Current State of Democarcy

  1. 1. DJ Kelly<br />dj@djkelly.ca<br />twitter.com/djkelly<br />CivicCampand the State of Democracy<br />
  2. 2. Session Outline<br />Introduction to CivicCamp<br />Our current model of democracy and how we arrived here<br />Public wisdom, adaptive government, transparency and accountability<br />Participation Threshold<br />Examples: Porto Alegre, CivicCamp in a Box<br />CivicCamp and the 2010 Municipal Election<br />Group Discussion<br />
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  6. 6. WISDOM<br />
  7. 7. GOVERNANCE SYSTEM ADAPTIVITY<br />PUBLIC WISDOM<br />
  8. 8. GOVERNANCE SYSTEM ADAPTIVITY<br />PUBLIC WISDOM<br />TRANSPARENCY<br />
  9. 9. GOVERNANCE SYSTEM ADAPTIVITY<br />PUBLIC WISDOM<br />ACCOUNTABILITY<br />TRANSPARENCY<br />
  10. 10. TRANSPARENCY<br />GOVERNANCE SYSTEM ADAPTIVITY<br />PUBLIC WISDOM<br />ACCOUNTABILITY<br />TRANSPARENCY<br />
  11. 11. ACCOUNTABILITY<br />TRANSPARENCY<br />GOVERNANCE SYSTEM ADAPTIVITY<br />PUBLIC WISDOM<br />ACCOUNTABILITY<br />TRANSPARENCY<br />
  12. 12. Power Law Distribution Model<br />1/Nth, N=relative position to 1st<br />Caring , knowledge, engagement, output, etc<br />Relative position<br />
  13. 13. 80/20 Rule<br />20% of group<br />80% of output<br />80% of group<br />20% of output<br />
  14. 14. Participation Threshold<br />Threshold (aka Coasean Floor)<br />
  15. 15. The “Institution”<br />
  16. 16. Developer/Owner<br />City Planning Department<br />City Council<br />Community Association<br />Immediate Neighbours<br />
  17. 17. The “Institution”<br />What about this idea?<br />
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  19. 19. What is CivicCamp doing for the 2010 elections?<br />1. About the Candidates.<br />CalgaryDemocracy.ca<br />2. Candidate Surveys.<br />CivicCamp.Uservoice.com<br />3. Candidate Forums.<br />Peter Rishaug and Jody Rechenmacher <br />4. Campaign Issues of Concern to CivicCampers.<br />CivicCamp.org<br />
  20. 20. DJ Kelly<br />dj@djkelly.ca<br />twitter.com/djkelly<br />CivicCampand the State of Democracy<br />

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