Pori and Politics is an informal grouping of two succinct explainers written by Sabha dul Hunziy. They cover the pori government and political ideologies respectively.
|Sociology||Sabha dul Hunziy, 955 A.T.|
Levels of Governance
There are five levels of government in the Poria governance system. These five levels are numbered from zero to four for the amount of political power they possess and will be each detailed in their own paragraphs. This serves as an introduction to the constitutional monarchratic republic that is the Poria governance system. The monarch, or Hanullzis holds the political power of Hanuru, or none, while citizens hold the political power of four or Hanuzi. Elections of many kinds are central to this system, and the continual willingness or a feeling of obligation of Poria – or citizens of our cities – to participate with a high turnout rate in our elections. Elections in most cities are held nearly often as one per every ten days—almost once a week.
The monarch or Hanullzis is the only Poria or citizen that is not elected in the governance system. The Hanullzis is the only Poria bred and raised specifically. The Hanullzis meets with a Poria of their choice – often a top scientist – and they usually exchange magma after a conversation to ensure that both Poria are aware of the responsibilities of producing the next Hanullzis. Most Hanullzis have taken over between the ages of 15 and 20 and are thus well prepared for the role. The new Hanullzis is expected to take over before the current hardens and is buried, and this is almost always the case.
The next level of governance is made up of appointed officials. Officials with the level of political power of Hanuzh can be appointed by the level above and below. These and all levels below can be non-Poria. Those with the power of Hanuzh are most often System and Region managers. For those unfamiliar, a brief description of the organization of Poria-Space is that Parallelium is made up of Systems, which have several groupings of Star-Planets and Planet-Stars known as Regions. Regions are usually no more than one Star-Planet and its Planet-Stars. On each celestial body whether Star-Planets, Planet-Stars, or Continemos, are made up of Districts, which are groupings of continents determined by location. Districts are made up Wards, which are collections of Cities, Villages, and Towns. To reiterate, those with the political power of Hanuzh are System and Region managers. Below this are individuals with Hanuto-level power. These are only elected by the level of power below them, in turn elected by citizens. Those with the political power of Hanuto serve as District managers, and seldom Ward managers. The level below them, mentioned briefly prior are elected by citizens and serve as Ward, and Local managers, whether in a City, Town, or Village – and most recently Block representatives with the advent of the rail system.
With the outlining of each level of political power, it can now be accurately understood how the election system works. Any level of governance can only introduce legislation that affects those below them. As such, only the Hanullzis has the power to introduce anything that affects the entirety of Parallelium, but it must be ratified by everyone below. This is true at all levels, and reduces the need to be constantly voting – citizens only vote on what affects them. For an ordinance passed in one Ward for which there is no effect on another Ward, only citizens of the first Ward need vote.
Views on Governance
There are three major ideologies that contribute to the Poria governance system. Political officials most often aligned with these ideologies generally put forth legislation that encompasses ideas from their ideology, but can occasionally be based in, or have elements from across the spectrum.
The spectrum on one end, consists of the ideology that our system of governance should be able to operate on its own to some degree. Various members of this ideology carry this further than others, postulating that other than electing officials, citizens should not vote, while others believe that there are two many elections, and believes that some overarching legislation, such as System and Regions could be voted on solely by elected officials. There are varying reasons for holding this ideology, such as the sheer number of elections hampers both commerce and scientific progress.
The antithetical ideology is that governance already operates with too free a reign. This ideology proposes that there are not enough elections being held to ensure that the governance is strictly for the benefit of the citizenry. Further away from the other ideology as a subset of the current discussion are those who believe that the entirety of the Poria way of life should be up for elections, including what is studied and researched by scientists, whether new methods are more efficient and therefor worth replacing an old, among other notions.
The current ideology with the most number of elected officials is the moderate view between the two ideologies previously explained. This ideology most often lists civility in conflict as its main tenet, rather than any stance on elections or scientific progress. As a result, the elected officials of this ideology find themselves mediating conflicts between the two ideologies often in meetings of governance.