A score of 2 on the Extra Government side of the Role Potential spectrum indicates the government still maintains the majority of control; however, some non-state may be able to develop and maintain a significant influential role. The governments in these Governments may on one or more of these non-state actors to validate their authority (i.e. religious organization, tribal organization, etc). Governments in these socio-political environments may also compete with and persecute a few influential actors. Overall,non-state actors in these environments must rely on Extra Government Role Potentials and in large amount of popular or foreign Government support to maintain any significant role.

-Government Sanctioned Role Potentials include participation in organized and regulated business and political systems, organized groups (religious, labor, activist), etc.
-Extra Government Role Potentials include violence, bribery, ideological persuasion, etc.