Pluralism and Social Order

Part of the Contemporary Systems Thinking book series (CST)


The social and intellectual roots of pluralism can be traced to the same sources as those of individualism and unitarism. The superimposition of the state upon the original Asiatic commune provides one illustration. There is no need, therefore, to pursue further such an exercise in this chapter. The next section provides a brief elaboration of two important variants of pluralism (i.e., the “traditional” pluralism and the “liberal” corporatism) in order to highlight their basic assumptions and concerns as a particular worldview of social order. The chapter concludes with a critical reexamination of those beliefs and concerns.


Social Order General Interest Emphasis Mine Political Liberty Sectional Interest 
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