Through Liquid Democracy to Sustainable Non-Bureaucratic Government


  • Alois Paulin



Liquid Democracy, Sustainable Non-Bureaucratic Government, Self-Service Government, e-Government, e-Democracy, Digital Government


We summarize the concept of Self-Service Government (ss-Gov) as presented earlier and explore how the principles of Liquid Democracy (LD) can be applied in ss-Gov for collaborative decision making. We provide a thorough insight into the history of LD and summarize its recent developments. By combining ss-Gov and LD, we develop the concept of Sustainable, Non-Bureaucratic Government (SNBG) as a novel, blank-slate approach to government of eligibilities within- and towards governmental systems. We argue that such entanglement of LD with ss-Gov results in a closed-circuit system that can provide end-to-end self-management of jural relations. Thus, we argue, SNBG is a vision concept capable to enable morphable self-managed government which requires virtually no mediatory human agents for government. We discuss the feasibility of such approach based on a Gedankenexperiment featuring a modern parliamentary decision-making process.


Download data is not yet available.



How to Cite

Paulin, A. (2014). Through Liquid Democracy to Sustainable Non-Bureaucratic Government. JeDEM - EJournal of EDemocracy and Open Government, 6(2), 216-230.



Research Papers