Fostering of dependency by social institutions
Nature: The attitude which passes responsibility for decision-making to specialists, whether political, industrial, educational, technological or whatever, may increase the effectiveness of such decisions but also fosters a general sense among non-specialists of a lack of effectiveness and an inability to participate in social change. This leads to a feeling that 'the "government" should care for me', and thus personal responsibility is surrendered.
Problem Type: F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update 18.02.1997 – 00:00 CET