Re-Invent Democracy International
St. Gallen, Switzerland
Re-Invent Democracy International GmbH was recently incorporated in Switzerland by a Swiss citizen to take advantage of the country's neutrality, strict privacy laws, advanced technologies and world renowned universities. It has also successfully blended direct democracy with representative democracy, providing an exemplary model for increasing democratic accountability, power sharing, and dialogue.
The Company's international team includes European and American technologists, social scientists, web entrepreneurs, and business executives. The team plans to work with the Swiss R&D community to build a global social network for voters, which will be the world's first large scale consensus building and conflict resolution platform.
It will be developed using state-of-the-art Information and Communications Technology (ICT), including two U.S. patents combined with advanced social computing and blockchain technology. This initiative is the culmination of eight years of collaboration, research and development, which includes in-depth observation and analysis of the potential of the Company's technology to overcome the root causes of accumulating governance failures of democratic forms of government around the world.
Primary among these failures is the failure of governments to use advanced ICT to empower their constituents to fully exercise their sovereignty to determine who runs for office, who gets elected, and what laws are passed. One of the most serious consequences of these "democratic deficits" is the lack of coherent workable global policies for addressing extreme climate disruption, as well as the failure to devise non-violent solutions to conflicts such as those occurring in the Middle East that are now causing a global metastasis of asymmetric warfare.
The team is confident that advanced Information and Communications Technology (ICT) such as the Interactive Voter Choice System will empower voters, non-voters and displaced persons (including refugees and migrants) to join forces to gain control of elections and legislation. They will be able to blend direct democracy and representative democracy to overcome the propensity of traditional conflict-producing political parties to create legislative stalemates and enact legislation that serves special interests rather than the public interest.
Voters across the ideological and political spectrum will be able to join forces to forge large scale domestic and transnational transpartisan voting blocs, coalitions and electoral coalitions. They will be able to insert a new layer of consensus building, voter-controlled organizations into electoral and legislative processes so they can determine their outcomes. By so doing, their voting members will be able to outnumber those of any single political party, defeat their candidates for public office, and elect representatives of their choice to enact their collectively set transpartisan legislative agendas and mandates.
Most importantly, democratically controlled transpartisan domestic and transnational voting blocs, political parties, and electoral coalitions can be formed and cooperatively managed so they can act nationally and transnationally simultaneously to build broad-based consensus and resolve conflicts without the use of force. Their cross-border coordination will enable them to devise solutions to the life threatening problems, crises and conflicts that are jeopardizing the planet's sustainability and humanity's survivability.