One of the things that leaps out at me about EP is that this is looking far less and less like any vision of a happy "Federation" or dark "Empire". Anarchy (now with nanotech!) and Scum with a Libertarian streak... sounds like interesting stuff.
Will EP have some basic information about these approaches to a society in them? If not do you know of a quick n' dirty summary of their precepts for those of us that have not strayed too far from the concept of an "Alliance", "Republic", etc all... I'm likely to be the GM for my first foray into EP and I want to do these governmental approaches justice... not make the mistake of waking up and realizing everyone has a unisex uniform with an "A" on the shoulder pads.