We write about bottom - up power structures at Oped News. I speak to these bottom - up models primarily in the arenas of spirituality, especially when I speak to the primary Verb function of the Godhead. I often may not connect this to readers clearly due to my not really thinking it through as I write to a conventional audience and style of getting ideas across. Yes, I admit, I am still conditioned in Western Mentality.
I also focus on sexuality as cosmological process (e.g., Sophia, who conceives thought). As such, I often say I conceived an article. Conception is a feminine process that is often initiated by a masculine (e.g., your words are food for thought). Semen literally means food. I hope I don't have to explain how that works in human sexuality!)
These are in contrast to the top-down / literal noun orientation of church, state and corporation which pits this vs that including, male vs female.
Divide and conquer is the reasoning behind all this in our pyramid scheme. My goal is to foster a unite and prosper ethos.
Her work is referred to in a film from a group called "Democracy Collaborative." (Is local rule true democracy as per the Constitution which reads: WE the PEOPLE). This organization has some nice videos speaking to a bottom up movement (though they don't name it as such).
The url for the video is: democracycollaborative.org/cwbvideo.
As John Lennon sang: "Power to the People, power to the people right now." Lennon, while some of his behaviors may reflect otherwise, was often a mark proponent of bottom-up power structures. I also am thinking about the work of psychiatrist and holocaust survivor, Eric Fromm, who wrote a book titled Escape from Freedom. The question I ask is why do we escape? Fromm does get into that. I'm not about to give you my answer, for I want you to think it through.
That's a bottom up way of doing things! Think for yourself! Then, share and lets discuss/debate/and implement!