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Fictional Public Organizations

--Create and describe two fictional public organizations.
-One organization should be structured around the closed organizational model, while the second should be structured around the open organizational model.

--For each of the two fictional organizations: -What services, goods, or activities does the organization provide? Explain.

--Specifically, in terms of organizational structure, how are the two organizations different? Explain in detail.
--Specifically, in terms of organizational structure, how are the two organizations similar? Explain in detail.

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Two Fictional Public Organizations:
One Closed, One Open
What does each provide? How are they similar? Different?

Since I don't want to just concoct something, I will use fictional or theoretical social organizations from Plato's Laws. The first is the "Nocturnal Council" and the second is the Popular Assembly. The first is closed, the second is open. The society as a whole, however, is very closed. It is cut off from the outside world and citizens may not engage in any trade. Travel is highly restricted. Plato's Laws was his last (unfinished) work about a utopia called Magnesia.

The Nocturnal Council:
This is an amorphous group made up of the ten best members of the state service (sort of like a House of Lords). It is dealt with only near the end of the work. Highly elite, well educated, they are the true guardians of the laws. The ten are to be both senior officials as well as younger men who serve as apprentices. Their job is to grasp law in its fullness: to understand its aims and development. The members of the Council are to be well educated in science and legal philosophy. Their meetings are generally secret.

The Council is to legislate on very specific things: education, children's games (as they relate to education), agriculture, legal procedure, sacrifices, dances and festivals, and general philosophy. It is generally understood that they have the final say over any public dispute.

It is the final authority in these matters. ...

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The solution assists with creating and describing two fictional public organizations.