2021: Creating a Lexicon of Future

There is a lot of confusion between the meanings of government and governance.

Governance is from the Greek words kybenan and kybernetes, meaning ‘to steer’ and ‘pilot’ or ‘helmsman’. It is the process whereby ‘an organization or a society steers itself, and the dynamics of communication and control are central to the process’.

Of course, you could read these words as a pretty sound definition of government but that would be missing the point. Government describes a more rigid and…



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