social order


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to social order: social control

social order

the manner in which a society is organized and the rules and standards required to maintain that organization.

social

pertaining to living in a community.

social behavior
behavior of an animal to others in its social group of herd, flock, neighbors. See also social behavior.
social benefits
the benefits to a community that cannot be measured by material values, better social justice, freedom from fear, improvement in educational facilities. The fundamental parameter in a cost-benefit analysis.
social costs
the costs incurred by society as a whole rather than by individuals. Used in the estimation of benefit-cost analysis.
social distance
average distance between animals in a community. An expression of the concentration of the animals in the environment.
social dominance heirarchy
social order.
social order
the ranking in which a group of animals establishes itself with the most dominant one in the number one position and the most retiring one in the last position. The order is maintained unless new animals are introduced.
social organization
an aggregation of individual animals into an integrated group based on the interdependence of the animals and their responses to each other.
social stress
thought to be a common cause of illness in domestic pets and to a less extent in pigs, e.g. in esophagogastric ulcer.
References in periodicals archive ?
Although most share a common view that human beings are reflective and interpretive actors, within the field of sociology, in keeping with our centuries-old focus, social constructionism is generally employed as an analytical approach in the accounting for recurrent, repetitive, individual and collective behavior, otherwise known as social order.
Such a portrait of commoner society is required to set up the claim that the formation of organizations based on a radically different logic--horizontal, artistic ties--functioned in part to undermine the bakufu, or at least the social order it supposedly enforced.
The social order of America changed to reflect the needs of the armed forces, as well as to compensate for the changes in social structure.
3) Jewel Spangler, however, reconsidered the nature of the early Baptist movement in Virginia, arguing that Baptist faith and practice appealed to Virginians who sought social order.
In the end, though, those who stuck around discovered that ``Deadwood'' offers a lot of pessimistic yet gripping observations on how we've chosen to manufacture social order.
Dobson reacted to Lawrence with anger and bombast, citing frequently Justice Antonin Scalia's dissent that the ruling would result in "a massive disruption of the current social order.
He explores the morality, politics and social order of eastern and western cultures as music and visuals help document the events of time.
While Judean groups resemble associations in their involvement in social networking, Harland's misunderstanding of the sectarian nature of the Christian groups (reformist groups within Israel but pushed to the margins) and of the dilemma they faced (critical of society yet intent on mission and recruitment) has kept him from assessing the details that dramatically differentiate these Christian groups and their ambiguous relation to the social order from Greco-Roman clubs and their positive involvement in the various institutions and social networks of the empire.
Another concern was the stability of the social order.
The problem of social order is commonly modeled as a prisoner's dilemma: contribution to the maintenance of such order is collectively rational but individually irrational, so people cannot be expected to behave cooperatively unless compelled to do so by superior force.
In this compact and deftly written book, screenwriter and free lance journalist John Zmirak, seeking to illuminate "the intimate relationship that binds free markets, social order, and the search for the common good," provides an informative and helpful, if seriously uneven, introduction to Ropke's thought.