World Syntegrity Project
Collated Statements of Importance
Topic: World Citizenship
EXTEND THE NOTION OF SOVEREIGNTY - White - AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
Taking into account that Sovereignty
- represents a pragmatic paradox,
- is not for free and cannot be extended beyond any limits,
- has several meanings,
- causes constraints through extension,
- requires a time-space specific constraint,
AN EXCHANGE MARKET
A platform of exchange in which
all countries and groups
collectively debate the continuous
reallocation of sovereignty-claims
in order to increase possibilities and space
for sustainable growth
as much as possible
WORLD CITIZENSHIP - Yellow - MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
A World Citizen belongs to, acts and thinks in terms of the whole world with non-nationalist boundaries.
The concern of the world citizen is for a holistic, healthy, viable and sustainable biosphere.
A culture is a collective manner of living, a network of conservation.
The Culture of World Citizenship consists of coexisting multiple and unique cultures.
Within the Culture of World Citizenship there is a sharing of the following values and converse in manner of living: - Trusting, accepting, sharing, responsibility, respecting uniqueness, equality.
SOVEREIGN CITIZENS REPRESENTATION - Green - MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
Because not everyone can participate in decision making, there is a need for delegation of decision making in certain situations with a flexible mechanism, i.e. some form of built-in review channels, e.g. proxies, jury system, citizens initiated nomination.
A sovereign citizen is one who is aware and acknowledges their rights and responsibilities, and in representation has equal rights to all other citizens; such awareness should be actively promoted.
DEVELOPMENT OF MECHANISMS FOR LAW/POLICY MAKING
- Global electronic referenda on initiative of citizens
- Different forms of electoral enrollment, additional or alternative to a geographic basis.
- Jury system for pioneers of ideas, instead of leaving it to the "experts"
- Decentralisation of conferencing; devolving bureaucratic function in order to increase efficiency and local sensitivity as in Switzerland
- Syntegrity involvement of special interests groups and individuals
- Use of checks and balances e.g. ombudsperson, mediators and arbitrators
- Evolutionary and participatory design promotes flexibility and ongoing suitability and sustainability
- Some decisions with representation/delegation but with direct accountability.
INDIVIDUAL CONTACTS - STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
Individual contacts often depend on personal chemistry. In a large group there are more choices than within a smaller group.