Politics has many dimensions. At one end of the spectrum is the politics of power and acquisition.
At the other end is the politics of vision. One divides and the other unites. There are rich sources from
ancient times upon which to draw values and inspiration for a politics of vision. The modern political era
as been marked by a dialectic between power politics and the enlightenment ideals of classical liberalism
and utopian socialism. Liberal capitalism, which went some distance in attempting to treat individuals
equally, as worth of respect and human dignty, has largely succumbed to the spirit of selfish
acquisitiveness of the market place in the 1990s. The "socialist" experiment foundered on bureaucratic statism, overcentralization, and the denial of individual autonomy. The 1990s finds the world ravaged
by the politics of division. The politics of vision seems sadly lacking.
The State and Political Thinking
Power, Freedom and the State
Structures and Processes of the State
The Political Economy of States and International Relations
Contemporary Global Concerns: Challenging Modernization