An exceptional work of political and organisational theory which takes a normative approach to questions of organisation and communication.
From Occupy, to the Indignados and the Arab Spring, the uprisings that marked the last decade ignited a re-emergence of participatory democracy as a political ideal within organisations. This pioneering book introduces cybernetic thinking to politics and organisational studies to explore the continuing development of this radical idea.
With a focus on communication and how alternative social media platforms present new challenges and opportunities for radical organising, it sheds new light on the concepts of self-organisation, consensus decision making, individual autonomy and collective identity. Revolutionising the way in which anarchist activists and theorists think about organisations, this unprecedented investigation makes a major contribution to the larger discussion of direct democracy.