By naturally participate in the 7 arenas of …people
… which are sustained and developed by those who feel obligated to do to make a difference:
In, these political players become adept at using some of the 6 instruments of …
… which are sustained and developed by self-interestedly responding to emerging :
By, the political organizers activate one or more of the 5 drivers of …
… which are sustained and developed by government and society formally welcoming special
In, political groups in society expect to benefit from one or more of the 4 sources of …
…which are sustained and developed by openly arranging for adjustments and :
By, society hopes for definitive viable choices from the 3 shapers of …
…which are sustained and developed by justifiably tapping the intrinsic power (and wealth) of the people: :
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, the essence of power-in-society, is experienced as an « » which does not brook opposition easily. There are two types of that are manifestations of :
The critical feature of these two justifiable by the people involved, and actions that flow from are therefore justified in their terms. However foolish, no further explanation is felt necessary.is that they determine: i.e. the wealth of society. The is always perceived as
have been named that way because gravitate towards them. It seems to them the only way that they can avoid public abuse and get re-elected. are similarly named: they are about improving .
Function: To drive change that deals promptly with immediate social distress.
Orientation: Short-term crisis control to provide a remedy now, and worry about deleterious side-effects later.
Criticism of and the implicit response include:
Function: To drive change when certain conditions in society at large become unacceptable.
Orientation: Protection of society as it is now in the light of its self-evident evolution. Proposed changes aim to develop society, with its social capital and tangible wealth, in a fair, effective way.
Criticism of the or the implicit response…
is not something that can be turned off or that vanishes: unless perhaps in a society ravaged by starvation, sickened by disease and imploding in civil war.
When seemingly essentialare not pursued, highbrow newspapers and magazines criticize the leadership in terms of a «failure of political will».
Politicians, however, know their careers depend on keenly observing and according with the, i.e. powerful desires of the populace. They note that the electorates, up till now at least, do not wish to take strong medicine.
Able politicians useto drive society exactly where it is going—even if that happens to be over the cliff according to most thoughtful observers.
These two aspects of societal power that identify and demand change in society have little effect if society is not in charge of itself. Intrusions from outside of a society that do not respect the culture will cause discord and instability.
Peace and stability are a desire of all and this preoccupation points to what must be delivered by the final grouping:.
Read more about the connection between political will and inner experience.
Originally posted: August-2009; Last updated: 15-Nov-2010