Obsolete deliberative systems

Other Names:
Outmoded deliberative systems of government

Questions, problems and debates put to existing deliberative systems are in conflict with the archaic concepts, the supply of wisdom, knowledge and data, and the analytical methods of those systems. Those wanting to participate in political power are frustrated. Priorities set by decision-making processes are unrelated to people's needs and expectations.


The inflexibility of the decision making processes of governments vary from system to system but all fail to actually involve local people, except in the most minimal of ways, in the political processes. As governments become more complex the less flexible they are in discerning or responding to the needs of the grassroots. People become more disenfranchised, more tyrannized by government and less and less involved in the processes of governing. The government becomes less and less legitimate and then increases its complexity and inflexibility.

Broader Problems:
Human inequality
Narrower Problems:
Inflexible central government
Related Problems:
Unequal property distribution
Reduced By:
Economic inflation
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST