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    Actors Types For Conflict and Global Relations

    Note: This is a revamps of an earlier post and is in preparation for a new post

    All Global Actors are Networks (aka relationships sets) of humans:

    SBN state-based network – states or super-state organizations

    KBN Kin-based network – people driven by familiar or tribal ties

    SEI super empowered individuals or networks of super empowered individuals

    MBN meme-based network – people driven by shared beliefs such as religion, culture, political ideology)

    GBN Gene-Based or Gene-Influenced Network (reference discussion)

    PDN purpose-driven network – e.g. business enterprises, media outlets, NGOs, social entrepreneurial organization, charities, PMC/PSC/PIC


    Mashups – The union of 2 or more actors of different types which I will note with the union operator e.g. MBNuSEI

    Overlaps – The intersection of 2 or more actors of different types which I will note with the intersection operator e.g. MBNnSEI

    Am I missing any fundamental type of actor here?

    7 Responses

    1. I am adding RLNs (Resource Linked Networks).

      Before revisiting this:

      – I have ordered and will read “Making Things Work: Solving Complex Problems in a Complex World”
      by Yaneer Bar-Yam

      – I have ordered and will read “The Exploit: A Theory of Networks” by Alexander R. Galloway and Eugene Thacker

      – I will re-read CGWs network posts

      – I will go through my social network books (The Tipping Point, Six Degrees, Linked, etc.)

      – I will revisit Bobbit’s book on the state

    2. Note: Maybe just change “network” to organization in order to simplify the concept.

    3. I should have one that is Geography based. Or would that fall under Resource Network. Yeah, I think so. Resource/Geography Based Networks (RGN).

    4. These networks are overlapping and have different weights/focus on any particular issue or conflict.

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