What are critical systems thinking and critical social theory all about? What are social order, human freedom, and happiness? Can we shape our own destiny? Are the ideas of collective autonomy and responsibility utopian? In Power, Ideology, and Control, author John C. Oliga sheds light on these and other vital questions, offering innovative approaches to understanding society's increasing hypercomplexity. The book explores novel ideas for long-term societal transformation in chapters that discuss forms of social order and their sustaining world views; control and strategic ideologies; and critical social theory.