A score of 4 on the Extra Government side of the Role Potential spectrum indicates the government likely exercises little control over the behavior of actors. Furthermore, government control is likely to be local and not extend far beyond major cities under government control. Lawful actors will likely find it impossible to conduct legitimate operations within these socio-political environments. Unlawful actors will find many roles, which can be acquired through extra-Government venues (i.e. violence, bribery, intimidation, etc). Any social services existing beyond the major centers of government are all but certainly provided by non-state actors.

-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.