Pattern Descriptions

The pattern descriptions, which clarify how power is used, are numbered in accordance with the sections of the PatternsofPower books.  They can be reached by clicking on the appropriate numbered chapter links in the following book contents list, and drilling down through the hierarchy:

Preface and Acknowledgements

Edition Release Notes

1. Introduction

Chapter Structures

2. Pattern Assessment Criteria

3. Economic Power

4. Moral Influence

5. Legal Powers

6. Political Authority

7. Ungoverned Power

8  Iraq War 2003 as an Illustration

9. Renegotiating Governance

Appendix 1 – Universal Declaration of Human Rights


Alphabetical Index

Many topics can be explored from more than one viewpoint, so more than one of the pattern descriptions may be applicable to any given situation.  Some patterns are linked to each other in a causal relationship.