Votorola practices are designed for the purpose of broad-based system guidance.1 The practices are mainly conducted within the confines of issue-specific guideways and their interfacial gaps (λ, σ), as schematized in figure LGS. Knowing what the practice architecture assumes of the peripheral spheres beyond those interfacial gaps is a good way to frame an understanding of the practices. Consider the lifeworld first. The architecture takes seriously the ideal of heroic outside guidance. It aims to situate the hero guide beyond the formalized guideway and within the context of the lifeworld as is. An ordinary person speaks from that everyday context and the course of society is changed. The practices have yet to approach this ideal but the architecture is bending them in that direction.
On the system side, the aim is to guide the whole of the state administrative system as is. The architecture provides for this purpose a comprehensive catalogue of guidance practices that requires no initiative or structural change on the part the state, because the institution of the guideways is independently anchored in the lifeworld.2 The only requirements are electoral systems and a respect for human rights that are typical of modern democracies. The catalogue of practices is indexed below by issue type and placement in the scheme of figure LGS.
|•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||Heroic outside guidance|
|•||•||Endless continuity through myth|
|•||•||•||•||•||Maximizing personal freedom|
|•||•||•||Guidance of multi-winner assembly elections|
|•||•||•||•||Guidance of executive power structuring|
|•||•||•||Guidance of budgeting|
|•||•||•||Guidance of expense budgeting|
|•||•||Guidance of legislation|
|•||•||Guidance of planning|
|•||•||•||Guidance of single-winner assembly elections|
|•||•||•||•||•||Position space rationalization|
Re-sort the rows by clicking the column headers atop the table. Then use shift-click to add secondary sort keys.3 The data columns are:
|n||Normative issues in general are covered by the practice.
|nM||Mythic issues are covered by the practice.|
|nL||Legal issues are covered by the practice.|
|nP||Planning issues are covered by the practice.|
|nB||Budgetary issues are covered by the practice.|
|nBE||Budgetary expense issues are covered by the practice.|
|o||Single-office issues are covered by the practice.|
|m||Multi-office issues in general are covered by the practice.|
|mA||Assembly issues are covered by the practice.|
|mE||Executive power structuring issues are covered by the practice.|
|L||The lifeworld is a location of the practice.|
|λ||The lifeworld gap is a location of the practice.|
|G||Guideways such as decision guideways or overguideways are a location of the practice.|
|σ||The system gap is a location of the practice.|
|S||The system is a location of the practice.|
- Designs for broad-based decision guidance - A comparison that includes Votorola and covers all its guidance practices except those specific to mythopoeic overguidance.
- ^ See Stuff:Broad-based system guidance.
- ^ All institutions are anchored in the lifeworld, including those of the state, but the institution of the guideways is anchored independently of the latter.
- ^ Multi-key sorting is described at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Sorting#Secondary_key. See also https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Sorting.