„[The loss- of-strength gradient is] the degree to which military and political power diminishes as we move a unit distance away from its home base.“

—  Kenneth E. Boulding, p. 245 According to Marike Finlay (1987) Powermatics: A Discursive Critique of New Technology. p. 200 with this statement "Kenneth Boulding has shown, the extent of control is a function of loss-of-strength gradient of a political centre."
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