The substantive matters comprehended by world order are a range of actors (world institutions, international organizations, regional arrangements, transnational actors, the nation-state, infra-national groups, and the individual) as they relate to the following dimensions of world political and community processes: peace-keeping, third party resolution of disputes and other modes of pacific settlement, disarmament and arms control, economic development and welfare, the technological and scientific revolutions, ecological stability, and human and social rights.
Political-social-legal forms, organizations and institutions are envisaged which are relevant to the solution of world problems. Relevant utopia models are developed which consist of projections of reasonably concrete behavioural models or images of a system of world political and social processes capable of preventing organized international violence and providing adequate worldwide economic welfare, social justice and ecological stability, as well as concrete behavioural statements of transition from the present system to that of the model.
Dialectical materialism is the dynamic applied by the Marxist and Hegelian analysis of historical processes in which each historical situation is said to contain tensions, conflicts and contradictory elements which are the driving force of change. History dialectically progresses from one condition to its opposite and then to a synthesis at a higher level. Thus it is suggested that the contradictions of the world system (such as are inherent in class struggle) will lead to a crisis and eventually to the emergence of a new order as a higher form of synthesis.