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[Membership] "Organic/dynamic" self-forming constituencies?
Karl Auerbach wrote:
Let people and entities form whatever coalitions they
desire, let them
mutate and reform as conditions change. Let those
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
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
to be the issues of the times?
Does this imply "proportional representation" with all
filled at each election? Or, are there other ways of
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)
affect ICANN's ability to use the "deliberative council"
chosen "jury" mechanism suggested by Dr. Fishkin
Frankly, I am concerned by the lack of discussion of such
issues in the PUBLIC fora.