2 Pattern Assessment Criteria

These pattern assessment criteria are used to judge the ways in which power is used, according to their acceptability to those who are subject to them

2.1   Typical Governance Requirements

what people expect from those in power: government responsibilities

2.2   Disagreements About Governance

disagreement between people is inevitable: uniformity is impossible

2.3   Acceptability of Governance

what makes governance acceptable, aggregate satisfaction

2.4   Negotiability

meaningful negotiation is respectful, balanced, inclusive, transparent

2.5   Inclusiveness

ensuring that governance benefits everyone, no one left behind

2.6   Prudence

leaders have a duty of care, looking ahead, considering consequences

2.7   Five Dimensions of Power

broad categorisation: economic, moral, legal, political, ungoverned

2.8   Subsidiarity

concept of subsidiarity, domains of control, layers of authority

2.9   Stakeholder Perspectives

a worked example of multiple stakeholders, different perspectives

These pattern assessment criteria are used throughout the following chapters of this book.



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