The End of Power? (Part 2)

  In his fascinating book The End of Power (Basic Books; 2013), Moisés Naim identifies four channels of power: 1. Muscle or the potential use of physical coercion; 2. Code which encapsulates all the moral and traditional values pertaining to all cultures; 3. Pitch which appeals to psychological preferences in our decision making and 4. Rewards as a way of inducing individuals to comply by a given socio-political system. Furthermore, these four aspects of power are, according to Naim, in the process ...