(This is an archived page, from the Patterns of Power Edition 3 book. Current versions are at book contents).
National politicians exert more power over people’s lives on a daily basis than any other level of political subsidiarity, as examined in the following sub-sections:
· They dominate the internal governance of a country ( ).
· They have an important role in representing their countries in international negotiations and global governance ( ).
· They can try to gain popularity by whipping up the kind of nationalism that prides itself on opposing other countries ( ).