In what concerns the power, an important point would be to outline the relationship between the external factors, internal factors and a person’s access to options and choice. Therefore, when faced to powerful external factors it is able to show the right power to confront without putting at risk the realization of important goals, the knowledge of alternative actions and the ability to adapt to the presence of a pathological factor inside the situation. States as empowered actors have a series of different resources that can be included in the ample definition of power. These resources consist of economic power, military power and control of several systems and mechanisms within the state.
Resources are related to a broad range of material and ideological benefits. A person that is empowered with a social or political status can use its authority as a system, to influence on people or organizations in order to achieve its goals. However, power is based on dependence. If the state uses power, it is dependent on the ones that are supposed to respond to its influence and on resources of any kind. Therefore, power is a very relative term and possession when regarding the situation in which, the weak actor, with no material resources, or little possession of authority, can use observation in order to detect the powerful actor’s weaknesses with the scope of speculating with them in order to resist without putting at risk its situation. This situation is often found in literature as micro-resistance (Foucault) or asymmetry. Martin J. Smith Power and the State2009 palgrave macmillan publishers limited, basingstoke, uk.
However, power is not always uniformly distributed within the state, it is divided in structures.
According to Smith(2009: 84), structures are the institutions with access to certain resources which ensure that specific groups have more access to resources than others. Therefore, power is not structural, but resources are distributed in structures and these structures are used to exercise power. However, the way the resources are distributed and in which structures, is decided by the constitution.