Is self-government possible? (Most people say no and think it would lead to chaos.) I would say a certain amount of chaos is good.
Watch the following video about bicycling in Amsterdam (which I witnessed first hand a month ago).
Yes, some central planner laid out the streets, but the day-to-day movement of bicycles is both chaotic and somewhat beautiful ... I would argue such self-organization is suggestive of what self-government might be like: maybe a bit chaotic, but ultimately productive and energetic and efficient.