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  Governance that is Negotiable

meaningful negotiation is respectful, balanced, inclusive, transparent

2.5  Taking Care of Everyone

ensuring that governance is inclusive, so that no one is left behind

2.6  Taking the Future into Account

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

2.7   Five Dimensions of Power

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

2.8   Subsidiarity of Governance

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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