Toward a Good Society

Toward a Good Society

A Relational Lens

Tian-jia Dong, Dongxiao Qin

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In Toward a Good Society: A Relational Lens, authors Tian-jia Dong and Dongxiao Qin theorize a mutually empowering and growth-fostering society. The authors first demonstrate the feasibility of this society by grounding it in the framework of relational psychology. Departing from there, they travel along nine paths reconstructed from nine classic social science theories. In each chapter, they respectively reconstruct and find ways to move beyond Durkheimian structural-functionalism, de Tocqueville’s communalism, Mead’s symbolic interactionism, Freud’s psychoanalytic perspective, Simmel’s network theory, Smith’s “invisible hand”, Marx’s class theory, Hobbes’s contractarianism, and Weber’s rational-legal formulation. This leads them to propose a new Golden Rule that is as simple as it is profound and foundational to what makes a good society.


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Tian-jia Dong:

Tian-jia Dong is professor of sociology at Westfield State University.

Dongxiao Qin is professor of psychology at Western New England University.

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Tian-jia Dong is professor of sociology at Westfield State University.

Dongxiao Qin is professor of psychology at Western New England University.

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