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  Learn more about Bioregional democracy in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bioregional democracy (or the Bioregional State) is a set of Electoral Reforms designed to force the political process in a democracy to better represent body and environment concerns, e.g.
This movement is variously called bioregional democracy, watershed cooperation, or bioregional representation, or one of various other similar names—all of which denote democratic control of a natural commons.
A compelling but controversial argument for more bioregional democracy is the alignment of natural language and ecological stewardship illustrated by anthropological linguistics.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /b/bi/bioregional_democracy.html   (894 words)

  
 Bioregional democracy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This movement is variously called bioregional democracy, watershed cooperation, or bioregional representation, or one of various other similar names—all of which denote democratic control of a natural commons and local jurisdictional dominance in any economic developmental path decisions—while not removing more generalized civil rights protections of a larger national state.
Particularly within the frameworks of proposals in the Bioregional State, ecoregions or watersheds aid in faciliation of the innate "ecological self-interest" of people to avoid externalities in human health, ecology, or economic relations that are impressed upon people living in a particular ecological area by informal politics guided from larger state frameworks.
The Bioregional Revolution movement is a new organization (circa 2004) promoting bioregionalism, permaculture, local currencies, and nonviolence in response to "peak oil" and other converging problems they claim we are likely to see in the 21st century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bioregional_democracy   (1280 words)

  
 Encyclopedia article: Bioregional democracy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Supporters claim that ecoregional democracy can better preserve what remains of indigenous culture and indigenous language and lifeways, and permit new tribalists (additional info and facts about new tribalists) to live in better harmony with the land.
A compelling but controversial argument for more bioregional democracy is the alignment of natural language (A human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g.
Critics argue that languages tied to ecology or specific lifeways are irrelevant in an age of global communications—some claim that everyone should learn English (An Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the Commonwealth countries) to avoid disadvantage in the global economy.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/bi/bioregional_democracy.htm   (964 words)

  
 Participatory democracy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Participatory democracy is a broadly inclusive term for many kinds of consultative decision making in a democracy.
Bioregional democracy often is, but that is not necessary to its definition.
Grassroots democracy is an alternative term that has actually been used to imply almost any combination of the above.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Participatory_democracy   (184 words)

  
 Bioregional democracy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Scientists claim that ecoregions are observed in nature rather than imposedby man. A natural border or keystone species or soil type or watershed or micro-climate reflects local natural capitalconstraints in that region leading to a homeorhic statis.
This reduces the probability of spreading amajor virus, prion, bacteria, genetically defective seed, or dangerous chemical agentacross a bioregional border, if political borders (where imports are inspected and tariffs are applied) are perfectly aligned with them.Critics argue that this is an excuse for yet more regulations, and panic-mongering.
A compelling but controversial argument for more bioregional democracy is the alignment of natural language and ecologicalstewardship illustrated by anthropologicallinguistics.
www.therfcc.org /bioregional-democracy-4835.html   (1080 words)

  
 Grassroots democracy - Art History Online Reference and Guide
Grassroots democracy is the political processes which are driven by groups of ordinary citizens, as opposed to larger organisations or wealthy individuals with concentrated vested interests in particular policies.
Grassroots democracy is a guiding principle of green parties worldwide (it was one of the Four Pillars of the Green Party first formulated in Europe which eventually spread to the worldwide 'big G' Green parties).
Critics of the idea of grassroots democracy argue that it is easy to manipulate public opinion through public relations and media campaigns and that attempting to produce grassroots democracy does not diffuse power but rather moves it into public relations companies and media organizations.
www.arthistoryclub.com /art_history/Grassroots   (570 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Recall
In a democracy, representative recall is a procedure by which constituents can remove a representative from office before his or her term is completed.
This is considered an instrument of direct democracy or mediated direct democracy.
referendum, electoral reform, bioregional democracy, that increase political accountability, and increase the role of citizens.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Recall   (448 words)

  
 6-Democracies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This movement is variously called bioregional democracy, watershed cooperation, bioregional representation or one of other similar names—all of which denote democratic control of a natural commons and local jurisdictional dominance in any economic developmental path decisions.
Grassroots democracy emphasizing trust in small decentralized units at the municipal government level, possibly using urban secession to establish the formal legal authority to make the decisions that are produced at this local level into binding ones.
The ongoing problems created by wealth-driven representative democracy have not been solved by new candidates, new parties, new laws on campaign finance reform, or new means for law enforcement; because they are all components (and typically benefactors) of the same problem, produced at the same level of thinking.
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 civc information,civic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Notable theorists including Jane Jacobs and Carol Moore arguethat political secession of either cities or distinct bioregions andcultures is an essential pre-requisite to applying any widely shared ethics, as the ethical views of urban and rural people,different cultures or those engaged in different types of agriculture, are irreconcilably different.
bioregional democracy - a deliberative democracy regulated by a caste of highly-qualifiedscientific advisors (both ecologists and ethicists) who can use scientific method tochallenge or veto major ecological decisions, means of measuring well-being or selecting criteria for moral purchasing by the entire bioregional state
representative democracy - a political class ofelected representatives is trusted to carry out duties for the electors - these may be responsible to any group in society, ornone, once elected, e.g.
www.vsearchmedia.com /civc.html   (1025 words)

  
 Natural Life Magazine #56 - Grassroots Politics - Proportional Representation
Coalition governments also mean that elected officials have to cooperate with each other in order to run the nation, eliminating some of the partisan game playing and adversarial name calling that is now prevalent in politics.
The PR system is used in most democracies, and is the reason new political movements are represented in many European legislatures.
The only major democracies that do not use PR are Australia, Britain, Canada and the USA.
www.life.ca /nl/56/politics.html   (741 words)

  
 Madison Independent Media Center: newswire/8816
We humbly apologize for the short-sightedness and lack of ecological thinking in the original Constitution, which, we admit, has allowed various Tyrannies to be expanded because they were left unaddressed, and thus, dominating powers within the nascent Republic.
However, unlike them, this is a bioregional Publius who wants democracy in practice instead of democracy in the abstract, and one who wants sustainabilty instead of unsustainability.
These bioregional letters propose how existing unsustainable states could be 'made over' into sustainable states: typically, a different topic is addressed in each letter.
madison.indymedia.org /newswire/display_printable/8816/index.php   (1273 words)

  
 portland imc - 2005.05.16 - Goodbye democracy
Unable to see how a democracy can call itself a democracy unless everybody's vote is counted as equal, Professor Edwards sets out to prove that the Electoral College is both needlessly complex and inherently unjust.
Besides, for a bioregional perspective on the Electoral College, removing the EC would make the outcomes of 'elections' even more perverse in the U.S. because rural states--most of the states--would entirely lose out in representation, and both parties would only appeal to the areas of high population.
For a bioregional perspective on the Electoral College, the Electoral College is useful.
portland.indymedia.org /en/2005/05/317517.shtml   (3365 words)

  
 Green politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
These are complex and contradictory but certainly it true that Green parties advocate measures that appear to conventional to appeal to or repel different groups those conventionally grouped into "left" (or " labour ") and "right" (or " capital ") by economic interests.
an end to the War on Terrorism and the curtailment of civil rights - focusing instead on growing deliberative democracy in war-torn regions and the construction a civil society with an increased role for women this position is seen by most as extreme left-wing position and perhaps as naive.
bioregional democracy reflecting ecological boundaries in politics directly a scale which tends to be smaller existing nation-states and thus is a de facto secession movement favored more by left than in modern times although historically the right was often defined by ethnic and tribal
www.freeglossary.com /Green_ideology   (1171 words)

  
 Newtopia Magazine | "Greenism - the ideology of being Green", by Bryan W. Brickner, PhD // September/October ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Instead of Direct Democracy, where every citizen can vote on each issue, the US has a system of representation.
Direct democracy and representative democracy are not generally considered participatory.
Nonviolence (or non-violence) is a set of assumptions about morality, power and conflict that leads its proponents to reject the use of violence in efforts to attain social or political goals.
newtopiamagazine.net /archives/content/issue18/features/greenism.php   (2256 words)

  
 portland imc - 2005.02.16 - The Value of Total Critique and Escape From Left-Wing (and Right-Wing) Fundamentalism
Description: "Presently we are trapped within these unecological democracies that are underwriting and protecting this process of politically sponsored ecological degradation.
Bioregional democracy (or the Bioregional State) is a set of Electoral Reforms designed to force the political process in a democracy to better represent concerns about the economy, the body, and environmental concerns (e.g.
This movement is variously called bioregional democracy, watershed cooperation, or bioregional representation, or one of various other similar names—all of which denote democratic control of a natural commons and local jurisdictional dominance in any economic developmental path decisions--while not removing more generalized civil rights protections of a larger national state.
portland.indymedia.org /en/2005/02/310892.shtml   (1303 words)

  
 OpenPolitics.ca : participatory democracy
Participatory methods are also used in workplace democracy.
The term grassroots democracy is sometimes employed to mean a specifically local decision making?
Participatory democracy usually functions on the opt-in principle.
openpolitics.ca /tiki-index.php?page=participatory+democracy   (457 words)

  
 Corporations & Democracy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
He suggested that "Democracy was created to prevent corporate tyranny in a singular sense.
Adam Smith, he informed us, the so called "father" of capitalism, warned that for capitalism to work, each individual would need to be ethically self-regulating in the business arena.
Another important step to take is to support Bioregional Economics by supporting and creating local community-based businesses, nonprofits, and cooperatives.
www.permaculture.dhs.org /DesignCourse/corporations.htm   (582 words)

  
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Link-up with other organizations, communities, and people with similar interests, to build a cohesive and informed whole capable of powerful political and social action as federal government, corporations, and international organizations become increasingly weakened in a post-peak world.
Build local, bioregional social saftey nets in lieu of massive government social programs which will be unable to function in a post-peak economic world.
Give people something other than lawlessness, violence, and demagogues with plans for unending resource wars to turn to as energy becomes increasingly expensive and scarce.
www.geocities.com /regaining_humanity   (785 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Bioregional democracy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Electoral reform projects seek to change the way that public desires are reflected in elections through electoral systems.
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 burma.indymedia.org | Signature campaign to oppose the Salween Dam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Watersheds should properly be managed with a full consensus of those living within the particular watershed in question, who if they are wise will demand that such vital sources of common human livelihood and health are sustainability maintained into perpetuity.
Bioregional democracy ("democratic control of a natural commons and local jurisdictional dominance in any economic developmental path decisions") is a theory that is definitely worth considering, debating, expanding upon and putting into practice.
It's principals may hold some promise against arbitrary governance that doesn't take into consideration the needs of those trapped behind separate political boundaries and yet who share a common and vital natural source of life.
burma.indymedia.org /my/2005/06/194.shtml   (756 words)

  
 iBrattleboro - Brattleboro community news and discussion for Brattleboro, VT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
He will be giving a talk entitled The Bioregional Basis Of Urban Sustainability at the Brattleboro Savings and Loan, 221 Main St. (across from the library).
There is a suggested donation of $10 at the door to offset Berg's traveling expenses.
A primary goal for city dwellers will be to restore and maintain bioregional natural systems such as watersheds, soil, and native plants and animals.
www.ibrattleboro.com /calendar_event.php?eid=20050929130640698   (430 words)

  
 News The Wedderburn Nye Beach Oregon Archives MAR 05 - MAR 11 2005
democracy to better represent concerns about the economy, the body, and environmental concerns (e.g.
This movement is variously called bioregional democracy, watershed cooperation, or bioregional representation, or one of various other similar names—all of which denote democratic control of a
Keeping her prisoner or harming her would further damage the cause of Iraq and of the Iraqis in the eyes of the world, fuelling the arguments of those who want to impose "democracy" or "freedom" on the Arab-Moslem world through war and violence.
www.geeze.us /news-archives/mar-11-2005.htm   (13571 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Eco-anarchism
In general, eco-anarchists reject the notion of humanity as above or superior to the rest of the natural world, and assert that social organizations must be designed to work with natural forces, rather than against.
It combines older trends towards primitivism, tribalism, bioregional democracy, feminism (as eco-feminism), pacifism, secession and intentional community.
This book won the Turner Tomorrow contest, created by Ted Turner, which rewarded an author who came up with a new solution to environmental problems through fiction.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Eco-anarchism   (568 words)

  
 Liberty And Justice For All » Blog Archive » Form of government
The basic principles of many other popular movements have deep implications for the form of government those movements support and would introduce if they came to power.
For example, bioregional democracy is a pillar of green politics.
This entry was posted on Thursday, July 7th, 2005 at 12:33 pm and is filed under Uncategorized.
libertyandjusticeforall.ws /2005/07/07/form-of-government   (487 words)

  
 Madison Independent Media Center: newswire/13391
TOWARD A BIOREGIONAL STATE: What follows are links to a website and an online petition: first, a site of letters similar to the Federalist Papers, though it is written by a bioregional "Publius" who wants democracy in practice and one who wants sustainabilty instead of institutionalized unsustainabilty and elite gerrymandered democracy.
The following is a list of requirements, as well as arguments for why these requirements should be adopted.
The aim of this petition is both recognition of the Constitution of Sustainability and its ideas, as well as promoting State level activism toward setting in motion existing U.S. Constitutional machinery for establishing a Constitutional Convention that would institutionalize sustainability instead of unsustainability in the present frameworks of the United States government.
madison.indymedia.org /newswire/display_printable/13391/index.php   (895 words)

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