World 2.0: Political Theory in Network Society
Political theory asks the question how do we create the good life? How good are historical and contemporary forms of governance and what can we do in order to improve governance for our contemporary and future societies? How do we understand membership (identity) and who should decide, what, when, where, and how (authority)?
If we drill down to the unquestionable, why do we actually participate?, we find metaphors mapping the logic of one domain onto another: our society on a body, where everybody has their role; our society onto an original contract; or our society described as a network of inclusive, some-how like-minded, outcome-oriented, collaborators, guided by rough consensus and running code.