Societies can be mapped or modelled in terms of the relationships between institutions, and the ‘social capital’ of a society lies in its institutions and its local networks of trust.

Overarching institutions, in an ordered society, is ‘Government’, made up of deliberative, executive, legal, and police, systems.

These ruling institutions are collectively called governance, defined as the act or manner of, or the system for: ruling or controlling the subjects or citizens of a State; or, conducting the affairs of an organization. The word derives from the Latin ‘gubernator’ and that from a classical Greek word for the person who steers a ship – who is helmsman, navigator and captain.

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