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arms race

arms race  

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A competition between nations for superiority in the development and accumulation of weapons, especially between the U.S. and the former USSR during the Cold War.
function

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Although the use of the concepts of function and functionalism is usually associated with the work of Talcott Parsons in modern sociology, there is a long tradition of functional explanation in ...
goal attainment

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One of the four functional prerequisites in Talcott Parsons's theory of action systems. Along with adaptation, integration, latency it forms the so-called AGIL scheme. Goal attainment is the process ...
Talcott Parsons

Talcott Parsons  

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(1902–1979)US sociologist whose controversial theories strongly influenced US sociology in the 1950s and 1960s.Having studied at Amherst College, the London School of Economics, and Heidelberg ...

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