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bureaucratization

bureaucratization  

Is the process of increasing the amount of formal rules and procedures in an organization. [See bureaucracy.]
bureaupathology

bureaupathology  

The manifestations of exaggerated bureaucratic behaviour (see bureaucracy). They include resistance to change, an obsessive reliance on rules and regulations, and an individual incapability of ...
bureausis

bureausis  

A reaction against bureaucratic behaviour (see bureaucracy; bureaupathology) by an individual (usually a client). The individual demands personal attention and refuses to abide by the rules and ...
charisma

charisma  

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Is a quality possessed by some individuals that encourages others to listen and follow. Charismatic leaders tend to be self-confident, visionary, and change oriented, often with eccentric or unusual ...
concept-construction

concept-construction  

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The process whereby concepts are developed as a means of developing knowledge in a field, or contributing to the fuller theoretical understanding of the field. For Max Weber, the science of sociology ...
consumption

consumption  

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1 The process of using resources to satisfy human wants or needs.2 In water supply, the fraction of the water that is not available for use by humans.
corporation

corporation  

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N.An entity that has legal personality, i.e. it is capable of enjoying and being subject to legal rights and duties (see juristic person) and possesses the capacity of succession. A corporation ...
denomination

denomination  

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Most English, Welsh, and Scottish schools tend to be non‐denominational, and thus religious observance and study are not a compulsory part of the curriculum. In Scotland those which are ...
dominant ideology thesis

dominant ideology thesis  

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Proponents of the thesis identify ideology, a term used (in this context) synonymously with concepts such as shared belief systems, ultimate values, and common culture, as the mainstay of social ...
economic sociology

economic sociology  

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The fundamental problem in economics is to explain how the limited productive resources and effort of a society are allocated among the wide range of alternative uses to which they might be put. ...
elites

elites  

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Sometimes spelled with an accent, the word has now been anglicized in its sociological usage. The term is often loosely used to refer to any superior or privileged group, but it more properly refers ...
formal rationality

formal rationality  

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As defined by Max Weber in his account of the market and bureaucracy, this refers to the extent of impersonal quantitative calculation (that is, risk assessment) that is possible and applied. Money ...
ideal type

ideal type  

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Ideal types in sociology are most closely associated with the name of Max Weber, although as a method of investigation and explanation they are more commonly found in economics, for example in the ...
industrial society

industrial society  

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A key element in modernity, it is important to distinguish the descriptive from the analytical uses of this term. At a descriptive level, an industrial society is simply one displaying the ...
intellectuals

intellectuals  

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Persons whose main activity is the production or evaluation of ideas. In most contexts, the term implies a degree of independence from state or official functions. The role of intellectuals ...
management

management  

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The act of directing and controlling the affairs of a business, organization, or other body to ensure that they operate efficiently and effectively, in order to accomplish agreed objectives. See also ...
mass society

mass society  

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A description of modern, industrial society as a mass of undifferentiated and alienated individuals. Mass society became an object of concern in the early nineteenth century and initially reflected a ...
Max Weber

Max Weber  

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(1864–1920)German social scientist and political economist who became a founding father of modern sociology.Weber studied legal and economic history at several German universities. After a brief ...
modernity

modernity  

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Theories of modernity generally plot a shift from the traditional European societies of the Middle Ages to the political, cultural, and economic forms that characterize Western and, arguably, ...
occupational structure

occupational structure  

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This refers to the aggregate distribution of occupations in society, classified according to skill level, economic function, or social status. The occupational structure is shaped by various factors: ...

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