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).