Accession Number:

AD0692435

Title:

SOCIAL STRUCTURE AND STABLE RULE: A GENERAL THEORY.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

PRINCETON UNIV N J CENTER OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

111.0

Abstract:

The report undertakes to review and amend extant theory on governmental stability. It is argued that theory since the 1930s has rested chiefly on two premises, non-rationalism and individualism. These are examined in detail, and reasons are advanced for attempting a more general and parsimonious theory which would abandon them. The distinction in social structure between relatively segmented and relatively non-segmented societies is introduced, and the rational requisites for legitimacy, or voluntary compliance, are derived for each case. Finally, a plausibility test of derivative hypotheses is attempted, relying on available survey and census data on segmentation. The main attempt is, however, reserved for the country-study of West Germany of which these chapters will form a part. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE