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Bottom up drive

For millenia people where decided, controlled and governed by a powerful few, self-government through a systemo of particpation and representtion, a democratic technique is a recent conquest. The philosophers, intellectuals, and revolutionaries from the 17th to the 20h  centuries managed to formalize the idea, in the long history of humankind,  that all humans men and women of any race or culture have a right to cooperate with their ideas and voice in the rulemaking process that ultimately governs them.

Bottom-up forces are new-comers in the cultural and political scene. Law and society have begun to respond to change by increasingly admitting and welcoming public interest litigation,  inclusive dialogue and policy-making,  transparent regulation, civic advocacy, progressive taxing and social accountability.