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[Membership] Re: [IFWP] "Organic/dynamic" self-forming constituencies?
Eric and all,
Completely agreed. This has been our position regarding the
formation of consitiuencies/colitions. To pre-define them as part of a
Bylaw's structure of the DNSO or ICANN Membership, is as has been
observed by many, devisive and planned gerrymandering. Hence it is
Eric Weisberg wrote:
> Karl Auerbach wrote:
> Let people and entities form whatever coalitions they
> desire, let them
> mutate and reform as conditions change. Let those
> coalitions express
> their power via the number of individuals that they can
> convince to cast
> their votes in accord with the coalition's point of view.
> Those would be true self forming coalitions.
> The nonsense of pre-establishing groups on some
> pre-supposed notion of
> common interest is nothing better than a guess, and it has
> the effect of
> ossifying the voting structure and hence pre-ordaining the
> result of many
> future decisions.
> True. Organizing by "constituencies" presents some technical
> and conceptual problems--e.g. there is no guarantee that
> Internet Texoma will feel better
> represented by a US citizen who is "hostile" to its segment
> of the industry
> as opposed to someone from Singapore who shares its basic
> But, how do you accomplish a "dynamic" system in which
> new coalitions/constituencies form to address
> whatever happen
> to be the issues of the times?
> Does this imply "proportional representation" with all
> filled at each election? Or, are there other ways of
> attaining such
> objectives such as Joop's proposal
> or by cumulative, "approval" or "rational" voting
> mechanisms discussed in sec. 5.8.5 of the MAC report
> How do such alternatives measure against defined
> "constituency" plans in resisting "capture?"
> Finally, would such a system for electing (some part of)
> the board
> affect ICANN's ability to use the "deliberative council"
> or randomly
> chosen "jury" mechanism suggested by Dr. Fishkin
> Frankly, I am concerned by the lack of discussion of such
> issues in the PUBLIC fora.
Jeffrey A. Williams
CEO/DIR. Internet Network Eng/SR. Java/CORBA Development Eng.
Information Network Eng. Group. INEG. INC.
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