Table 6 Systematic comparison of modal aspects and leverage points

From: Correction to: Towards an integral perspective on leveraging sustainability transformations using the theory of modal aspects

Dooyeweerd’s modal aspects Meadows’ leverage points for intervening in systems (indicative only in relation to qualifying aspect) Abson et al. 2017 (clustering of leverage points) Robinson, 2019 (adapted rendering in reverse order)
Quantitative 12. Constants, parameters, numbers (such as subsidies, taxes, standards)    
Spatial 11. The sizes of buffers and other stabilizing stocks, relative to their flows Parameters   
Kinematic/kinetic 9. The length of delays, relative to the rate of system change   
Physical 10. The structure of material stocks and flows, such as transport networks, population age structures
(may also considered to be founded in the formative)
Sensitive 7. The gain around driving positive feedback loops (Only in terms of how this is perceived)  
Analytical    7. Add feedback loops
Formative 4. The power to add, change, evolve, or self-organize system structure
Only in terms of formative power
  2. Build skills
4. Provide service
6. Build infrastructure
16. Innovation
Lingual/symbolic     1. Communicate facts
Social 6. The structure of information flows (who does and who does not have access to information) Design 8. Include less powerful voices
9. Create diverse partnerships
13. Organising
Economic 8. The strength of negative feedback loops, relative to the impacts that they are trying to correct against (only if considered to be more or less managed) 3. Provide resources
5. Provide buffers
12. Full cost pricing
Aesthetic   Intent   
Jural 5. Rules of the system (such as incentives, punishment, constraints) 11. Level playing field
14. Change the rules
Ethical 3. The goals of the system 10. Accountability
15. Build/defend institutions
Pistic/fiduciary 2. The mindset or paradigm out of which the system—it’s goals, structures, rules, delays, parameters—arises
1. The power to transcend paradigms
17. Pivot the purpose
18. Change the paradigm