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TABLE OF CONFIDENCE PLOYS

Pattern of confidence ploys essential in the processes of governance responding to challenges. Combinations may also be successfully used. (See commentary) For other tables of strategies see: Chinese strategems; value-based; typology for sustainable development ; strategic dilemmas
 

Covert 
response  
 
  

Overt 
formal response

[A] Non-response  
 
 
 
 
 
[B] 
Postponed response  
 
 
 
 
 
[C] 
Strong short-term response followed by no further action  

Token response with phased out follow-up

[D] 
Strong continuing response but ineffectual implementation  

Inappropriately implemented response 

When holding superiority For confused situations
Deny  

Ignore 

Repress [1]

Denial of issue (possibly with non-recognition of its promoter) Denial of issue, delaying any covert determination of its significance Denial of issue with covert token monitoring of its significance Denial of issue with covert long-term monitoring of little significance
Discredit  

Distract 

Harass [2]

Discrediting & harassment of issue & promoter to ensure lack of action Discrediting & harassment of issue & promoter to delay covert action significantly Discrediting & harassment of issue & promoter to legitmate any token action Discrediting & harassment of issue & promoter to legitimate other inappropriate programmes
Acknowledge  
 
  

[3]

Publicised recognition of issue without further implications for action Publicised recognition of issue delaying covert action implications Publicised recognition of issue oriented around token action response Publicised recognition of issue around enduring action of unchecked relevance
For confrontation For gaining ground
Displacement  

Bluster/Protest 

Scapegoat [4]

Bluster and scapegoating to displace concern and effectively justify inaction Bluster and scapegoating to shift priorities and justify covert action delay Bluster and scapegoating to give credibility to token action Bluster and scapegoating to disguise inappropriateness of other action taken
Provoke  

Ensnare 

Disinform [5]

Provocation in order to disguise inaction Provocation in order to delay need for covert action Provocation by short-term action of little consequence Continuing provocation disguising inappropriateness of other action taken
Promise  

Commitment 

[6]

Expressed commitment to action without any intention of taking any Expressed commitment to overt action which is systematically postponed Expressed commitment to action conceived as token and short-term Expressed commitment to enduring action of unverified appropriateness
For attack For desperate straits
Invitation  

Cooptation 

Honour [7]

Publicized invitation to participate -- in action which never takes place Publicized invitation to participate -- in action which is postponed Publicized invitation to participate -- in token short-term initiatives Publicized invitation to participate -- in other long-term inappropriate projects
Encourage  

Lure 

Overload [8]

Enthusiastic encouragement to take action -- without any valid support Enthusiastic encouragement to take action -- delaying any necessary support Enthusiastic encouragement to take action - with rapid termination of support Enduring encouragement and support -- without adequate check on its appropriateness
Action on issue  
  

[9]

Action specifically designed to have no effect Action delayed so that it is ineffective Strong action of brief duration (rendering it ineffective) Strong enduring action -- without adequate check on implementation effectiveness

From Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential


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