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Agency may refer to:


Social science[edit]

  • Agency, the abstract principle that autonomous beings, agents, are capable of acting by themselves; see Autonomy
  • Agency (law), a person acting on behalf of another person
  • Agency (moral), capacity for making moral judgments
  • Agency (philosophy), the capacity of an autonomous agent to act, relating to action theory in philosophy
  • Agency (psychology), the ability to recognize or attribute agency in humans and non-human animals
  • Agency (sociology), the ability of social actors to make independent choices, relating to action theory in sociology
  • Agency and structure, ability of an individual to organize future situations and resource distribution


Arts, entertainment and media[edit]

Film and television[edit]

Other uses[edit]

  • Agency in Mormonism, "the privilege of choice... introduced by God"
  • Agency security, securities issued by government-sponsored enterprises, often simply referred to as "Agency"
  • Agency debt, US government-sponsored agency bonds

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