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Ideological analytics: A study of evolving world values


Ideological analytics: A study of evolving world values

Arnopoulos, Paris (1991) Ideological analytics: A study of evolving world values. World Futures, 31 (1). pp. 19-33. ISSN 0260-4027

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This study analyses ideologies in a comparative perspective. It does so by treating ideologies as normative mental systems interacting with environmental physical realities and following their evolution in the contemporary world. As a result, it exemplifies a systematic method of undertaking a diagnosis, anagnosis, and prognosis of the global ideological situation.

The study introduces a relevance tree reflecting the conceptual framework of ideological analytics. On this basis, it presents three levels of generality which contain the outline of a substantive analysis. The examples given therein illustrate the model and could serve as prototypes for more detailed studies.

Finally, the study draws the main conclusions from the above generalizations by identifying the dialectical process of ideological dynamics. This process together with the non‐linear development of social systems produce the macrohistorical cycles of world evolution. Thus, the proposed hypothesis of dialectichaos can contribute to a better understanding oïideosocial change.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Political Science
Item Type:Article
Authors:Arnopoulos, Paris
Journal or Publication:World Futures
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):10.1080/02604027.1991.9972221
Keywords:ideologies, analytics, ideal systems, ideological models, normative dynamics
ID Code:983162
Deposited By: Danielle Dennie
Deposited On:03 Nov 2017 18:39
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:56


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