The fourth perspective which we shall consider differs somewhat from the others, in two specific respects. It is more diffuse, sharing a general sense of ‘opposition’ to the improper imposition of state power, on the one hand; and it is less well-established, on the other. For some, for example, there is a sense in which this position is best characterised by its rejection of other views, rather than a positive orientation towards a particular form of state intervention. For Hardiker and colleagues (1991) the radical position is determined by its rejection of existing state structures which are ‘dominated by’ and serve the interests of powerful vested interests. The objective of practitioners and activists taking this perspective is not to specify in precise terms the nature of any alternative social structure or pattern of service delivery, but simply to secure transitional change:
the nature of this new society is not specified, nor need it be …, since the objective is to work towards social transformation through the creation of the conditions conducive to major social change.
., 1991, p. 28)