On the world you portray in your stories, how does development take place? Is big business able to dictate to governments or is there a central power controlling everything? If the latter, just how beneficial is that central power to the ordinary population? Do they resent it, fear it or try and stay out of the way of it?
Is there any kind of green movement as we would know the term? Or does development have to take place in a sustainable way? If magic is involved, how is that controlled so development does not get out of hand?