What is Social Integrative Power?
No matter how many books on social justice are written, neither a mutually agreed definition of social justice, nor a mutually defined social justice theory can be achieved without a clear recognition of ‘social integrative power’. Defined as the power that emanates from the human capacity to connect with each other as a trusting social group, it is of critical but rarely recognized importance. Through this social connection, along with ongoing collective altruistic action, the group is able to create a sustaining social energy which enables social integrative power to emerge. In turn, this emergence of social power establishes that emotionally resonating, kinetic, critically examined, collective recognition of a reinvented institution’s significance and rightness. As a result, this legitimates the reimaged institution, and ensures its continuing existence.