By naturally participate in the 7 arenas of …people
… which are sustained and developed by those who feel obligated to to make a difference:
In, these political players become adept at using some of the 6 …
… which are sustained and developed by self-interestedly taking advantage of emerging :
By, the political organizers harness one or more of the 5 drivers of …
… which are sustained and developed by formally pursuing 4 sources of for government and society:
In, government and society expect to benefit from 4 sources of …
… which are sustained and developed by openly ensuring their adaptation and to produce solutions for society …
… now read on:
see below). But, remember: our focus is .is needed to commit the power and wealth of a society to shape itself and deal with other societies. This is where government comes in (
to complex problems is much harder than . Change is hard because people differ on what they want from government for themselves &/or their group, and what they believe is needed to make a policy or choice work.
The function ofis:
to enableof various sorts within and without governing institutions to contend about details of possible solutions,
A range of suitable people must be somehow So each citizen faces a simple political choice: either become a political leader yourself, or find a way to support leaders of whose values and views you approve.
This doctrine is mentioned here to emphasize that it has little to do withand everything to do with —which may or may not be a political issue.
Viable societal authority calls for a properly constituted institution, called, to be assigned necessary powers. However, separation of those powers is required to prevent excessive concentration of societal power within a single person or small group within any government.
Arrangements vary among states, but in general there is theto propose and execute laws, the to debate and make laws, and the to judge the application of laws and protect a lone individual against over-reaching state power. These branches of are authorized , and that remit leads them to spawn many subsidiary bodies.
From aperspective, society may have just one prime minister or president, and one with separation of powers, and official powers.
The beneficial aspects of diffusing leadership, with its uncertainty about government action (power), can upset those tempted by power and lusting for control. This temptation is irresistible for many politicians … and so the executive branch of government strives to inflate its own importance, accumulate as much power as possible, and diminish and devalue other sources of leadership—including knowingly weakening the legislature and the judiciary.
The public can also be tempted by the fantasy of an omnipotent leader—if only others would let that glorious wonder-worker take full control.
Society hasassociated with , each of which requires by individuals who are themselves . These are typed via their mode of :
Originally posted: August-2009; Last updated: 15-Nov-2010