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social order

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


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.
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From the colonial period onwards, there has been a marked expansion in the range of formal and informal institutions enforcing regimes of law and social order across Africa.
One emerging theme throughout this collection is the degree to which the formal and informal institutions of law and social order are merged, distinguished, utilized and challenged in everyday practices of policing and justice.
The economic sources of social order development in post-socialist Eastern Europe.
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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.
After all, traditional religions back up some notoriously oppressive social orders.
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This excellent collection of essays enlarges our understanding of the relationship between indigenous social orders and citizenship in both its formal and informal senses.
At any place and time, thus, each person lives in a number of social orders, depending on the extent of shared rules.
Zip Coon," the other great early minstrel number, portrayed the northern black dandy in a lively song whose verses could equally lampoon the higher and lower social orders.
She also considers changes in the forms and distribution of power, modes of political patronage, definitions of gender roles, and complex relationships between women and men, between family and state, and among social orders.