essential to completeness This portal is designed to introduce the emerging
idea of Integral Politics. Today's partial, piecemeal, and partisan
approaches in politics ? and in society at large ? must and can be transcended
by approaches that are more comprehensive, holistic, inclusive, and accountable.
Integral thinking recognizes that the complex challenges and problems of
today can be more effectively addressed by a new consciousness that is
greater than the consciousness that has created them. Employing a systematic
framework, it explores what is needed now and in the future.
the total complex of relations between people living in society
Mirriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Ed.)
AN INTEGRAL POLITICS PORTAL?
In the course of working together over time, originators
of this portal discovered that we have different ways of thinking about
what integral politics might mean and what it might “look like.” There
is no single way, no “party line” to convey it. Just as each of us has
invested time and effort to understand integral thinking and its applications,
so you also will need to invest. Reading the various articles, checking
out some of the recommended books, and following the links we offer here
will give you the best orientation we can offer at this time. To expose
visitors to these different “flavors” of integral political thinking, we
offer two different introductions.
I | Introduction
WHY THIS PORTAL?
We want to promote integral thinking at large,
and more particularly Integral Politics. Visitors are invited into active
participation in these still emerging ideas.
Please make yourself at home here, and investigate
the various links we have provided thus far. Feel free to address further
questions to the global contacts (see link on the sidebar) who will respond
as best they can. We welcome your visit, and invite you to join us in this
continuing exploration and development of integral thinking and application.
This Integral Politics Website is the
product of a voluntary, collegial effort among a loosely networked international
collection of people interested in integral politics, integral approaches
in general, and integral ways of being. There is no formal organization
or entity involved with or represented by this website effort. Individual
articles reflect the respective authors' interpretations and do not necessarily
reflect the views of other individuals involved in developing or contributing
to this website.
This site is
an integration from contributions by members of the Postconventional Politics
eList. Created 27 Sep 2002 and launched 6 Dec 2002 - This version 15 Feb