What Is Sociocracy and Why Does Democracy Need it?
A quick answer is that sociocracy is both:
- A social ideal that values equality and the rights of people to determine the conditions under which they live and work, and
- An effective method of organizing associations, businesses, and governments, large and small.
In English-speaking countries, as a method of organization sociocracy is often called dynamic governance, but around the world is simply called sociocracy. In the 1970s, Gerard Endenburg developed earlier principles and practices of sociocratic organizations into a highly structured method of governance that worked not only in schools and associations but in businesses as well: Sociocratic Circle-Organization Method (SCM).