|This article is missing information about the movement itself. (January 2010)|
||The examples and perspective in this article may not include all significant viewpoints. (September 2010)|
Transnational progressivism is a term coined by Hudson Institute Fellow John Fonte in 2001 to describe an ideology that endorses a concept of postnational global citizenship and promotes the authority of international institutions over the sovereignty of individual nation-states.
Fonte argued that the core beliefs of this view include:
- Advocating the goals of an identity group rather than individual: "The key political unit is not the individual citizen...but the ascriptive group (racial, ethnic, or gender) into which one is born."
- An oppressor/victim dichotomy: "Transnational ideologists have incorporated the essentially Hegelian Marxist "privileged vs. marginalized" dichotomy," with "immigrant groups designated as victims."
- Proportional representation by group: "Transnational progressivism assumes that "victim" groups should be represented in all professions roughly proportionate to their percentage of the population. If not, there is a problem of "underrepresentation."
- Change in institutional values: "the distinct worldviews of ethnic, gender, and linguistic minorities must be represented" within dominant social and political institutions.
- Change in the assimilation paradigm: "The traditional paradigm based on the assimilation of immigrants into an existing American civic culture is obsolete and must be changed to a framework that promotes "diversity," defined as group proportionalism."
- Redefinition of democracy: "Changing the system of majority rule among equal citizens to one of power sharing among ethnic groups composed of both citizens and non-citizens."
- Deconstruction of Western national narratives and national symbols in favor of post-modern multiculturalist views.
Transnational progressivism in fiction
Tom Kratman references tranzi in "Caliphate", a near future science fiction novel. In the afterword, which is not fiction, he describes how the tranzi's policy of appeasement and inertia cause the subjection of Europe to Islamic control.
- Democratic peace theory
- European Union
- Federal World Government
- Global governance
- International Court of Justice
- Internationalism (politics)
- League of Nations
- National sovereignty
- New world order (politics)
- United Nations
- World government
- World political party
- John Fonte, "The Ideological War Within the West," Watch on the West, Volume 3, Number 6, May 2002
- John Fonte, "Liberal Democracy vs. Transnational Progressivism: The Future of the Ideological Civil War Within the West," Orbis, Summer 2002
- John Fonte, "Global Governance vs. the Liberal Democratic Nation-State," Front Page Magazine, June 04, 2008
- Text of Fonte article
- Analysis of Transnational progressivism
- Blogger Stephen Den Beste summary of Transnational Progressivism
- Gulliver's travails
- Liberal Democracy vs. Transnational Progressivism: The Future of the Ideological Civil War Within the West (pdf of article as it appeared in Orbis, Summer issue of 2002)