heresthetic

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heresthetic

(ˌhɛrəsˈθɛtɪk)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a political strategy by which a person or group sets or manipulates the context and structure of a decision-making process in order to win or be more likely to win
[C20: coined, originally in the form heresthetics, by the US political scientist William Riker (1921–93), from Greek hairein to choose]
ˌheresˈthetical adj
heresthetician n
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People are crucial in heresthetic because their needs drive the process of heresthetic to its ultimate goal in any given situation, their values and tastes define the lengths to which they will go, and their individual strengths and limitations present to themselves and to other herestheticians some of the dimensions of the heresthetic problem to be solved.
One quality that makes herestheticians effective is their ability to invent other and better alternatives even when given many poor choices.
How do their individual strengths and limitations create for themselves and for other herestheticians some of the dimensions of the heresthetic problem to be solved?