Liquid Law

Liquid Law is a Domain Specific Legal Language, that enables the easy and flexible creation of the Terms of Reference of a legally defined entity to participate in the political process.

Liquid Law enables the creation of Fluid Groups that can be considered as an alternative to the more traditional ideas of political groupings or Political Parties.

Liquid Law is a term that I started to use around 2002 to describe a feature of the software I was working on for Liquid Democracy that allowed a group of users to be considered as a single entity for the purpose of voting.

Initial Thought Experiment

Liquid Law was part of a suite of experiments that I undertook to counter-act the tendency to diminish and impoverish real debate when conversation moves online. One early such thought experiment was:

The original thought experiment that lead to the development of Liquid Law was the question: How to Vote for Gandhi?

Another related idea was that a voter may wish to delegate decisions to a favourite book, or newspaper. These thoughts provoked many controversies, and doubts, but at the same time seemed to offer a great potential to extend political debate into a much more creative sphere.

Derived from Liquid Democracy. Law and constitution based on the networks of trust and delegation. Concept somehow similar to decentralised consensus, however it does include trusted third party.