A Scope of Control (of a Party) is the extent of the area or subject matter (as in OED that the party controls. One might say that the party is 'sovereign' or 'autonomous' within its scope of control.
Knowing the Scope of Control (of a Party) helps other parties as well as the party itself to determine what (not) to expect of that party.
Suggestions for criteria are welcomed.
- The scope of control of a nation's government is typically limited by the physical area of the nation and the behaviors that actors and parties may exhibit there.
- The scope of control of an individual is limited by what it can do by him/herself, and the rights and duties that it has been assigned in or by some jurisdiction.