Whence does democracy emerge?

When I think about Emergent Democracy, and I confess that I'm not well schooled in the theory, I ask myself, from whence does democracy emerge? And that is really the nature of the question that leads me to this thinking I have been doing about decolonization. I think that democracy emerges deep within the person - everything emerges deep within the personal - and it flows from a truthful and honest engagement with oneself. Living in truth is just this: understanding where that "line of conflict" really is within us and developing the capacity to choose and act on it when we are called to.

from a great post by Chris Corrigan