“Persuasion makes society work smoothly while physical coercion grinds it to a halt”. Giving examples, compare the effectiveness of persuasion as an influence tactic vis-a-vis coercion in bringing change in society. In what ways persuasion can be used by civil servants to remove social evils existing in society? 10 marks

Mentor’s comment- In the introduction briefly define persuasion and coercion. In the body cite examples examine the conditions under which persuasion proves to be better tactic vs coercion. Suggest some ways/measures through which civil servants can use persuasion to remove certain social evils . Conclude with a way forward.