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Starpower

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STARPOWER
SIMULATION

Players must clasp hands to make a trade.
Only your best five chips count.
Chips of UNEQUAL value must be traded once hands are clasped.
No trading or talking unless hands are clasped.
If arms are folded, you don’t have to trade.
All chips are to be HIDDEN at all times.
TRADING RULES
Each bonus chip is worth 3 points.
Bonus chips are to be distributed by unanimous vote.
Bonus chips may be given to 1, 2, or 3 persons in the group.
Persons may be expelled from the group by majority vote.
Undistributed bonus chips are returned to the director when time is called.
Starpower
BONUS ROUND RULES
PUT YOUR LABEL ON YOUR REFLECTION SHEET
TAKE A REFLECTION SHEET &
COMPLETE IT BEFORE NEXT CLASS
REMEMBER IF YOU ARE A SQUARE, CIRCLE OR TRIANGLE
TOP-DOWN
POLITICAL ACTION
BOTTOM-UP
POLITICAL ACTION
SO WHAT?
Is it human nature to seek inequality?
To seek more privileges, more wealth, more advantages than others?
What strategies did the circles and triangles use?
What actions are available to those who do not hold the power in political organizations?
An example of the
political frame at work in your classroom
STARPOWER PART II
What happened in the simulation?
Did you end up as a square?
a circle? a triangle?
How did the
experiences of this
simulation remind
you of similar
experiences in
your life?
What strategies did the squares use?
Do you think those in power generally make rules designed to keep them in power?
Bolman & Deal say there are no guarantees that those in power will use their power constructively.

DID YOU SEE EXAMPLES OF CONSTRUCTIVE OR OF DESTRUCTIVE USE OF POWER IN STARPOWER?
In this game, the rich got richer and the poor got poorer.

Do you feel this is inevitable in a structure where resources are scarce and power is not balanced?
The Bargaining Process
Bargaining is a mixed-motive game. Both parties want an agreement, but have differing interests and preferences, so what seems valuable to one is insignificant to the other.

STARPOWER REQUIRED TRADES OF UNEQUAL VALUE. Thoughts?
Bargaining is a process of interdependent decisions.
Each player wants to predict what the other will do, but wants to limit the ability of the other to predict their own actions.

HOW DID STARPOWER SIMULATE THIS?
This simulation assigns power on a very arbitrary basis. Do you think that having power is corrupting to individuals?
Disruption in patterns can lead to dissatisfaction for disenfranchised groups.
This can lead to grassroots mobilizing and revolution.
DID THE CIRCLES OR TRIANGLES ENGAGE IN BOTTOM-UP POLITICAL ACTION?
There are risks associated with proposing change that others are required to carry out. Lower level partisans and groups can resist, divert, undermine, ignore or overthrow . . .
DID THE SQUARES ENCOUNTER ANY OF THESE PROBLEMS?
ASSUMPTIONS OF THE POLITICAL FRAME
Assumption 1
Organizations are coalitions of assorted individuals and interest groups.
TRUE OF STARPOWER?
Assumption 2
Coalition members have enduring differences in values, beliefs, information, interests, and perceptions of reality.
TRUE OF STARPOWER?
Assumption 3
Most important decisions involve allocating scarce resources -- who gets what.
TRUE OF STARPOWER?
Assumption 4
Scarce resources and enduring differences put conflict at the center of day-to-day dynamics and make power the most important asset.
TRUE OF STARPOWER?
Assumption 5
Goals and decisions emerge from bargaining and negotiation among competing stakeholders jockeying for their own interests.
TRUE OF STARPOWER?
If you wrote out the answers to the questions on your reflection sheet, then put your name on the top and turn those in to receive extra credit.
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