obtaining access to the wealth and power of a society, and managing these authoritatively via governing institutions for the good of the people, both individually and as a society. Review.
To analyse «core of politics: «managing the power and wealth of a society».», we must identify those phenomena crucial to the government of any society and which engage directly with the
I have identified three broad categories that seem to apply:
A characteristic institution that ensures the integration and the distinctive benefits of each. This is the essence of the mode and its biggest challenge.
The communal benefit enabling societal survival in the face of inevitable stresses—environmental disasters of various sorts, social conflicts, wars, and economic problems.
The means by which eachenables power to be exerted legitimately in society.
Eachmust offer some form of benefit to members of society individually for it to emerge and be welcomed, or at least accepted.
Eachmust provide guidance in regard to the way that diverse people and diverse groups interact. It must also deal with possibilities of conflict, not least with the powerful state (i.e. governmental) apparatus.
Communication is the means for creating and sustaining or changing psychosocial reality. Knowledge is desired by free individuals committing to action. So themust specify how relevant information and knowledge is handled in society.
All members of a society (and indeed any group) must adapt to their social environment and work at participating effectively in its good and right», which differs according to the particular mode.. This entails being oriented in a way deemed «
To sustain and get benefit from each, members in general should recognize and uphold a distinctive value.
To sustain and get benefit from each, members in general should manifest a distinctive virtue related to civic duties.
Originally posted: July 2009; Last updated: 27 Jan 2010