Movement Democracy

One of the things that became clear after the Seattle protests was how important democracy and transparency are to groups involved in the movements for social change. The old paradigm of hierarchical, top-down organizations was overturned and everybody was talking about consensus and spokescouncils. These democractic group processes don't come easy, especially for those of us who were raised in individualistic, competitive Western societies. This page is provided as a resource for people who want to make sure that social change is a process that reflects the world we are trying to create.

Group Process

Consensus is Not Unanimity: Making Decisions Co-operatively
A Checklist for the Consensus Process

Conflict Resolution

Conflict Resolution by Lisa
 
Group Process Resources