Foundations, Principles and Inspirational Resources of New Paradigm/Integral Politics

The longing for more holistic, “integral” ways of being dates back to the beginnings of humanity. The term “integral” is not new; it has been coined in the early 20th century for describing a newly emerging structure of consciousness and of understanding the world.

Here are some key inspirations to new paradigm/integral politics, from Sri Aurobindo to the Metamodernists. Explore what each of these inspirations contributes to a timely understanding of new paradigm/integral politics and what we can learn from them for reinventing politics in our time.

This resource provides an overview of some of the most important inspirational thinkers of the emerging ecosystem of new paradigm/integral politics.

For a Prezi overview of our work in progress see here:
https://prezi.com/view/lQa0tX9rkPuZr8FeYkC5/


Authors: Dr. Elke Fein, Anne Caspari, Beth Smith, Prof. Dr. Karen O’Brien

Cover Page and Table of Contents

1. Sri Aurobindo: Integral Yoga and the Vision of Human Unity (Elke Fein)
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2. Jean Gebser: The Development of Consciousness and Culture (I) (Elke Fein)
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3. Clare W. Graves: The Development of Consciousness and Culture (II) (Elke Fein)
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4. Ken Wilber: Integral Theory and the Integral Model (Elke Fein)
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5. Otto Scharmer: Theory U and the U Process (Elke Fein)
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6. Frederic Laloux: The TEAL paradigm (Elke Fein)
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7. Hanzi Freinacht: Metamodern Politics (Elke Fein)
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8. Politics and Complexity (Anne Caspari, Beth Smith)

9. Politics through a Quantum Lens (Karen O’Brien)