Transformational Politics

Transformational Politics

Theory, Study, And Practice

eBook - 1998
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The discipline of political science has reached a crossroads. The frequency with which terms such as "post-liberal", "post-modern", "post-patriarchical", "post-materialist", and "post-structural" are used in contemporary political discourse testifies to the pervasive conviction that an era has ended. Similarly, phrases such as "new world order", "new paradigm", "new age", and "third wave" convey the widely-shared expectation that what lies ahead politically will be qualitatively unlike what has gone before. Transformational Politics argues that traditional political science is failing to identify and address fundamental political phenomena of our time and proposes an alternative value-based political science that not only studies phenomena, but also uses knowledge to promote democracy, sustainability, and social conscience.

Part I of the book defines transformational political theory as an emerging paradigm and draws on a wide array of theories -- empowerment, feminist, democratic, communitarian, chaos, quantum, conflict resolution, self-actualization. Part II examines how a transformational perspective guides the study of politics in both research and teaching. Part III offers guidance about how to practice the theory and apply the study with a concern for creating a better world.

Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, c1998.
ISBN: 9780585059501
Characteristics: xxx, 298 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


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