A Bottom-Up Approach to Building Balanced Societies Together
Citizens & Societies is a bottom-up approach where citizens propose changes to their elected representatives. This is, of course, compatible with the process of delegation of authority and responsibilities which starts with:
1. citizens, who delegate some of their authority and responsibilities to
2. elected officials, who delegate some of theirs to
3. legislative assemblies, who delegate to
4. public administrators who delegate to
5. front-line workers who serve
while remembering that we are all citizens and that we are all co-owners of the societies we live in.
Result Oriented and Best Practices
Citizens & Societies‘ bottom-up approach is not based on political, moral or philosophical ideology, but on the impacts our individual, group and collective actions have. The more an action facilitates the:
• development and societal integration of citizens
• functioning and development of their collectivities
• functioning and development of their governments
When a practice is a global best practice, meaning it can be applied anywhere, Citizens & Societies will create challenges to help increase the pace at which best practice will be promoted and implemented.
The 1st Challenge
To begin the process, Citizens & Societies proposes to work on a practice that:
1 – is very easy to operationalize.
2 – would have a very large impact on 50% of the world’s population.
3 – would not generate additional operational costs for governments.
4 – would have a high return on societal investment in the short, medium and long term.
To learn about this 1st challenge please follow this link.
The Citizens & Societies‘ Team