Epistocracy on Seasteads? (ARENA Centre)

Cathrine Holst writes about the phenomenon of seasteads, and the possibility of making expert arrangements in seasteads that are both democratically authorized and accountable, and likely to contribute to increased quality in decision- and policy-making in her contribution to the volume Seasteads. Opportunities and Challenges for Small New Societies.

Read on here: ARENA Centre for European Studies.

Book recommendation

A short, but nice book recommendation on the Below Potential blog:

“Taking a more academic approach, the book can be considered complementary to Joe Quirk’s and Patri Friedman’s book on Seasteading. […]

If you are interested in Competitive Governance and Seasteading and want to gain insight into the prerequisites for Seasteads to become a long-term success, I can highly recommend this book.”

The blog is about how humanity is held back by bad laws, regulations and policies, how these are the inevitable outcome of the current systems for producing laws and policies – and what to do about it.

Special Jurisdictions and Special Flag Registries – More Independence for Seasteads?

Greater independence in matters of law and government, might come to seasteaders through the advent of special jurisdictions and special flag registries, now in the planning. Carried to their logical conclusion, these trends might eventually result in associations of seasteaders that have standing equal to that of nation states in international relations, thus giving seasteaders the prospect of full sovereignty in determining their own laws and forms of government.

Learn more about this here: Tom W. Bell: Law, Governance, and International Relations of Seasteads.