How are decisions made in the community?
There appear to be (from previous entries ) a number of methods emerging. Firstly an elected official can make decisions within the purview of his elected position. Secondly, there are are both short term and long term committees made of a random selection of members. Short term committees are created to resolve disputes in the case of an individual vs another or an individual vs an elected official.
Long term committees are created for a number of years to have authority or expertise over a particular part of the legislation, chore distribution etc. In all cases committees should be chosen at random from an equal spread of disciplines, gender etc.
Finally a 2/3 majority is necessary to pass, accept, agree on a verdict if this doesn’t occur more debate time should be allowed and then more members should be added or compromises created.
What are the systems of hierarchy and methods of decision making?
The community will be divided into general disciplines or fields of study. Much of the overall system can be taken from existing university structures. Students defer to a teacher or mentor who defers to a department head, who in turn defers to a committee or a faculty leader. Some temporary or oversight committees will be formed by use of a random ballot of all full-time members.
Elected administration officials will hold controlling poitions for the period of time dictated in the initial constitution. When dividing into different people into separate subjects this should be done with great care and should not isolate subjects or members completely from each other. Evolutionary theory and programming can be very inter-related not to mention physics and chemistry, art and biology etc.
Decisions where practical should always be contestable by a dialogue in a public forum once the motion has been overturned or won however the decision should be gracefully accepted until new facts have been found to bear on the case in dispute.