'In Every Revolution, There Is One Man with a Vision': The Governments of the Future in Comparative Perspective

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Manuel, Paul Christopher. "'In Every Revolution, There Is One Man with a Vision': The Governments of the Future in Comparative Perspective. In Political Science Fiction. Donald M. Hassler and Clyde Wilcox, eds. Columbia, SC: U of South Carolina P, 1997. Ch. 11.

A systematic and, apparently, exhaustive survey of types of governments in the Star Trek universe. Relevant here is the "interesting twist to the classic humanoid closed hegemonic regime model, . . . dominated by sophisticated machines are/or by computer": regimes "characterized by the machine/computer domination of the organic body" (190). Discusses briefly the Computer-Dominated Closed Hegemonies among the Borg and Binars and on other worlds. See for the episodes "Star Trek, "Q Who?"", Star Trek: The Next Generation, "The Best of Both Worlds," Part I and Part II," Star Trek: The Next Generation, "11001001", Star Trek, "The Return of the Archons", and Star Trek, "For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky" (called "For the Earth Is Hollow" by PCM). (RDE, 28/03/99)