As increasingly complex, contemporary societies fail to resolve their aggregation and integration problem, which obstructs their ability to reach wide social consensus on the content and process of social change. It appears that holistic transformation is not feasible which de-legitimises system structures and leads society to disintegration.

We think that complexity is not a treat to social integration, just the opposite! New context demands new approach which must be consistent with a complex nature of the challenge. Society is complex because it is composed of incommensurable constituents. These are only reconcilable in an indirect way, so they require mesoscopic treatment, able to deal with intermediary phases of transformation which take place in the radical centre between classical oppositions. In this methodology, hybrid or meso categories become central for reinterpretation of social contradictions as deeply conflictual, but not antagonistic any more. Mesoscopic approach is validated with five case studies. Continue reading: