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Participatory governance & decision-making

The Dissensus Protocol: governing differences in peer-to-peer online communities

Jaya Brekke, Kate Beecroft, Francesca Pick

Peer-to-peer networks and protocols have inspired new ideas and ideologies about governance, with the aim of using technology to enable horizontal and decentralised decision making at scale. This paper introduces the concept of ‘dissensus’ from political theory to debates about peer governance in online communities

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Articles

Scanning the European Ecosystem of Distributed Ledger Technologies for Social and Public Good

Kate Beecroft

This Science for Policy report explores the current status of the field of Distributed Ledger Technologies both theoretically and empirically, in the framework of the project #DLT4Good: Co-creating a European Ecosystem of DLTs for Social and Public Good.

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Make Things That Matter with Andrew Skotzko

Susan Basterfield

Susan Basterfield shares her experience with decentralized team structures and participatory decision-making.

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Audio & Video

How to use cobudgeting for member engagement

by Francesca Pick

How the Institute for Evolutionary Leadership, a self-managed community of practitioners has been using cobudgeting for over many years to engage and empower their members.

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Sharing Power by Sharing Money: Cobudget in Enspiral

Francesca Pick

The Enspiral Network has been practising collaborative funding since 2013. As the network’s needs and realities have changed over the years, this practice we call ‘cobudgeting’, has evolved alongside it.

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Articles

Designing positive platforms: a guide for a governance-based approach

Alícia Trepat, Ana Manzanedo

This guide presents the key positive design principles to build caring and inclusive organizations. These principles are the result of the study of 15 organizations (which can be found at the end of this document) and the underlying principles and best practices they have in common.

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Guides & Practices

Ouishare Handbook

Ouishare Community

A guide to how the Ouishare community works and governs itself. We contribute to this handbook as active community members.

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Guides & Practices

Enspiral Handbook

Enspiral Network

A handbook to Enspiral's structures and practices for community members and the world. As active community members, we contribute and support this handbook.

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Guides & Practices

Greaterthan Handbook

Greaterthan

Our living guide to how Greaterthan works as an organization.

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Guides & Practices

Loomio

Loomio is a tool for collaborative decision-making. As a fellow Enspiral Venture, Loomio is a foundational element in our toolbox.

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Tools & Templates