Dialectic Democracy

First Principle of Socialism

What is a Dialectic Democracy (demokratia)

Looking back to the Greek conception of democracy, this involves a direct democracy, that is a direct participation in the polity.  Dismissing the fact that the wealth of the state and ease of living was based on the labor of slaves and the treatment of women as second or third class citizens, the original ideas that the the citizen had to participate in society and had the means to voice there concerns in any decision that would affect their life are still viable component principles of democracy.

The element called the dialectic is introduced to state that the analysis of the society is based on the concepts of dialectical materialism.   But another element is also meant by the term dialectic.   It signifies that a society is based on change and is expected to change.   The maintenance of the status quo is only given to brief periods of evaluation of the experiment that is society.  In contrast to the ill-conceived notion in neoclassical economics that an economy is an organic entity based on the forces of the market which should remain unaltered by human intervention, a dialectic democracy  directs the economy based on input from the people, being involved in the planning of societies direction based on human needs.   The economy within a dialectic democracy is not static but is subjected to evaluation by the citizenry with course corrections and economic projects spawned to explore new means to satisfy the human condition.

TWO TRACKS DEVELOPING DIALECTIC PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY

The first track is to pursue a description of a democracy not just in terms of the the political life of the citizen,  but also the economic life as a participatory endeavor, with the cultural aspects of a society being under the control of the populace. 

The second track is to use the Federalist papers and anti-Federalist papers as a guide to the considerations of what aspects need to be considered when forming a government.   As a ancillary consideration, the Venezuelan Bolivarian constitution will be referenced as a socialist leaning construction of government.