Players, Counter-Players & Non-Players

      Zaid Hassan
Players, Counter-Players & Non-Players

Players, Counter-Players & Non-Players outlines the rise of a new class of actor in our political systems, the "Non-Player". Through contrasting the familiar roles of "player" and "counter-player" this short pamphlet argues for the necessity of facilitating play between different classes of players. The ideas here are relevant to anyone involved in socio-political change.What is your role in society? How does the role you play reflect in your politics? How consciously have you picked your role? Are you a player or a counter-player? Have you considered playing any other role than the one you were born into? Players, Counter-Players & Non-Players outlines the rise of a new class of actor in our political systems, the "Non-Player". Through contrasting the familiar roles of "player" and "counter-player" this short pamphlet argues for the necessity of facilitating play between different classes of players. The ideas here are relevant to anyone involved in socio-political change. "As citizens, change-agents, managers, organizers, activists and entrepreneurs we typically make a decision to play in some form or the other. Sometimes this decision is highly conscious and principled and sometimes we are simply born to a side and grow-up unquestioningly accepting our role in the game."
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