Of all the political theories used to understand our complex political system, one of the most useful is “Social Dominance Theory” (SDT) developed by Sidanius and Pratto. This is a sociological theory that seek to make sense of social hierarchies and how they are formed and maintained. To understand social hierarchies is to understand discrimination, oppression, stereotypes, inequality, racism, sexism, ageism, homophobia, nationalism, and the like. In short, SDT provides a framework for understanding power and group inequality.
This book brings together the sum of human understanding into a coherent theory of everything. There is a great section that discusses integral politics, that is, a third way of politics that goes beyond the worn out either/or think of our partisan culture. See also this video. Purchase on Amazon »