Exclusion of dissenters from decision making processes
Other Names: Exclusion of critics of procedural mandates
Suppression of discussion of basis of organization procedures
Nature: Unwilling to assume responsibility for current problems in the society, the established powers transfer blame to other persons and groups. Individuals and groups who raise questions about the establishment's understanding of society are suppressed, excluded from exerting any influence, or are co-opted. So the established powers understanding of the rights and obligations of citizenship, of effective participation in decisions, and of accountability of the political processes to the public nearly always dominate.
Problem Type: F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update 01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET