Citizens & Societies is a new initiative that helps citizens learn how to take the lead and guide politicians.
Using a new science that studies societies as organizations and citizenship as a profession, Citizens & Societies uses the societalogical knowledge and models to propose a clear path that will help us build balanced societies.
This path stems from the notion that we are all coowners of the societies we live in and that all societies have the same common underlying goal.
prevent, solve or manage the various social tensions, frictions and conflicts that naturally arise because we are social beings and we live in collectivities.
From this understanding, citizens are coowners of their societies, all societies should be democratic societies.
This being said Citizens & Societies proposes tweaks to modernize both our election processes and the functioning of our legislative assemblies. It also proposes changes to fix the flaws of our economic system which increases the level of social and societal tensions, frictions and conflicts.
Citizens & Societies also proposes tweaks to make sure that the core citizens’ needs are met as they pertain to :
- Social services
because flaws in these domains increase the level of social and societal tensions, frictions and conflicts
Peace has to be an important factor. We need to build peace, not prepare for war. Hence one of the first stances that Citizens & Societies takes is that all countries have a Ministry, a Secretary or a Department of Peace.
Building Balanced Societies Together
The goal of Citizens & Societies is to build balanced societies. To achieve this we need to understand that we are the only change agents in our societies. We are the force behind the businesses, organizations, government’s corporation, institutions, and societies.
Whether we are only 23 citizens living in Hum, the smallest city of the world, in Croatia, or 37 million citizens living in Tokyo, Japan, we create these cities. They are only the results of our individual, group and collective actions .
Whether we are only 421 citizens living in the least populated country in the word, the Vatican, or 1.4 billion citizens living in China, it is our individual, group and collective actions that create these countries.
Hence if we want to achieve equilibrium, the responsibility to act lies in our hand because we are the only change agent.
To help citizens learn how to build balanced societies and to become more competent citizens, Citizens & Societies will rely on the two books that M. Denis Pageau, the founder of Citizens & Societies, is writing which are the results of his research. These books are:
- “How to Build Balanced Societies Together?“, and
- “How to become Competent Citizens Together?
“How to Build Balanced Societies Together?” will help us tweak our decision-making process, tweak the framework which allows our economy to thrive sustainably as well as tweak our housing, health, education and social system. It will also propose a way to bring peace back as a priority. (You will be able to preorder the book soon.)
The second book will help us acquire the knowledge and skills that we need to possess to become competent citizen. There are three types of competencies we need to possess to become competent citizens: personal, towards ourselves, social towards other and societal towards the collectivity.
Citizens & Societies will also develop communities of practices for citizens (CoPc) to help us practice our profession, our citizenship.
Communities of practices are tools designed for professionals. Lawyers, nurses, engineers and many other professional bodies use CoP to become more knowledgeable, more competent. Since citizenship is a profession creating a CoPc is thus an excellent tool to have.
Citizens & Societies’ CoPc will help us evaluate how the various tweaks proposed in the book “How to Build Balanced Societies Together?” and can be implemented locally, nationally or at various intermediate levels. (Communities will be launched when there are enough members to make the community sustainable.)
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The Citizens & Societies Team