Cooperating community connections: A changing political reality

  • Garth Graham Victoria FreeNet Association Telecommunities Canada
Keywords: Governance, Complex adaptive systems, Common-pool resources, Internet governance, self-organizing systems, community online, individualism

Abstract

Community Informatics has declared that the global is a federation of locals.  James Quilligan has written an essay to the effect that applying such a definition of global requires a world institution of democratic governance.  Some members of the community of community informatics researchers have come to a similar conclusion.  This essay outlines an alternative interpretation based on complex adaptive systems theory, and with consequent results for a different definition of the individual, the community and their interdependence.  It asks the question – where does the predominance of opinion in community informatics about the changing nature of governance and community reside?

 

Author Biography

Garth Graham, Victoria FreeNet Association Telecommunities Canada

Garth Graham is President of Victoria FreeNet Association, and co-founder and member of the Board of Directors, Telecommunities Canada. Garth.graham@telus.net

Published
2016-04-15
How to Cite
Graham, G. (2016). Cooperating community connections: A changing political reality. The Journal of Community Informatics, 12(1). Retrieved from http://www.ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/1295
Section
Essays: On Communities