Electoral / appointments system

During our evolution, we have trialled multiple models of organisational control over our Nation states. Current models include Socialism, Communism, Democracy, Hereditary hierarchy, Dictatorship, and we have generated many words that indicate control. LINK

These can be generalised into a couple of themes.

Electoral systems allow the mass of humanity to contribute to changes in the system. However, they do require an educated public. They do require that the influencing information is mostly true and balanced. The risk is that electoral systems make poor choices. Where anyone can stand in an election, there is a risk that amateurs end up in positions that require experience. Concensus may be difficult to achieve. Electoral systems promote short term aims, longer term tasks can be harder to maintain.

Professional systems, and I include monarchies, dictatorships, oligarchies and appointed bureaucracies in this category, are prone to undue influence from the powerful, often exhibit nepotism, and can be resistant to change. The benefits are that professionals may have been educated and trained in systems of government, and appointees are likely to achieve consensus quickly.

This system proposes a combination or democratic and professional control.

This system proposes a combination or democratic and professional control.

The diagram below shows initial thoughts.

System control

Organisation of the species - Proposed model


The exact structure of operational control requires more work, and can best be described at this stage by a set of principles:

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