WELCOME TO THE
In-te-gral: 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.
Pol-i-tics: the total complex of relations between people living in society
(from 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.
Introduction I | Introduction II
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 2003,