Fourth, and finally, the transition from the rule of might to
the rule of right usually means greater decentralization of power.
Under the rule of might, all power tends to be concentrated in the hands
of an inner circle of the dominant elite and their agents. Independent
centers of power are viewed as a threat and hence are destroyed or taken
over. Under the rule of right, however, this is not the case.
So long as they remain subject to the law, diverse centers of power can
develop and compete side by side (1966, p.56).