The political implications, possibilities, and restrictions of seasteading are analyzed. Particular attention is given to the question of new political structures, collective decision-making, and democracy. Four major objectives of seasteading, that are related but have different implications, are discussed. A realistic analysis leads to a skeptical but sympathetic assessment of seasteading.
Rahim Taghizadegan (www.scholarium.at) is director of the academic research institute scholarium (scholarium.at) in Vienna, Austria, lecturer at several universities and faculty member at the International Academy of Philosophy in Liechtenstein.
Rahim Taghizadegan (2017): The Politics of Seasteading, in: Victor Tiberius (Ed.): Seasteads. Opportunities and Challenges for Small New Societies, Zurich (vdf), pp. 67-79.