A necessary precursor to considering the Relational world view is to understand the philosophy that has motivated western society for (at least) the past hundred years: namely, Individualism.
Sable, Sandy C. and Kornhauser, Eric
"Some reflections on a relational world view,"
ADR Bulletin: Vol. 2
, Article 2.
Available at: http://epublications.bond.edu.au/adr/vol2/iss7/2