Public capacity is the capacity or authority exercised by men as elders on behalf of collectives in collective governance in contrast to the private capacity or authority of individual men and women exercised in individual governance. Easterners tend to emphasize the public capacity of men (and sometimes also of women) in collective governance, while having a blind spot about the covenantal role of men and women in the exercise of individual governance. A kingdomcultural understanding of governance upholds the equal value but different functions of public capacity along side of private capacity. The two complement each other instead of compete against or cancel each other.
Also see Collective Governance, Egalitarianism, “Governing Roles of Men and Women in Basileia,” Individual Governance, Kingly, Priestly, Private Capacity, Prophetic, and Traditionalism.