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Digital Technology and Democratic Theory$
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Lucy Bernholz, Héléne Landemore, and Rob Reich

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9780226748436

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226748603.001.0001

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Democratic Societal Collaboration in a Whitewater World

Democratic Societal Collaboration in a Whitewater World

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(p.219) 8 Democratic Societal Collaboration in a Whitewater World
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Digital Technology and Democratic Theory
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David Lee

Margaret Levi

John Seely Brown

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226748603.003.0009

Technological, natural, and political transformations generate radical contingencies, accompanied by sudden and regular shocks to society, making it difficult for individuals and communities to know how to adapt and protect themselves from the downstream consequences of change. We argue that a necessary step in preparing for the world we live in are societal collaborations in the service of democracy, collaborations using digital and other technologies not previously available. To determine how to build such societal collaborations, we build on thinking in three domains: pragmatism, arguments about building and sustaining the commons, and research on organizational cultures and institutional design that facilitate collective action that goes beyond the narrow self-interest of those engaged in the action.

Keywords:   pragmatic democracy, reskilling, societal collaboration, participatory democracy, expanded community, learning at scale

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