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associativity

associativity  

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The principle of association by which people act in collective, self-organized ways in organizing their cultural life. Associativity is a crucial element in civil society. French political scientist ...
civil religion

civil religion  

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In the 1960s a number of sociologists (including Talcott Parsons, Edward Shils, and Robert Bellah) distinguished civil religion from institutional (church-based) religion, arguing that societies such ...
disorganized capitalism

disorganized capitalism  

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A term used to describe the fragmentation of socio-economic groups in the economy, state, and civil society of advanced capitalism (see, for example, S. Lash and J. Urry, The End of Organised ...
exclusion

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A process by which individuals or households experience deprivation, either of resources (such as income), or of social links to the wider community or society. During the 1980s, the language of ...
real socialism

real socialism  

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With the non-applicability of the terms socialism and communism, given the divergence of the reality of Soviet socialism from the ideal as interpreted within the corpus of the Marxist-Leninist ...
Sokol

Sokol  

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A collective form of physical exercise and gymnastics established in 19th-century Czech and Slavic society, founded in Prague in 1862 by Miroslav Tyrš (1832–84) and Jindˇrich Fügner (1822–65). Tyrš ...
voluntary associations

voluntary associations  

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Any public, formally constituted, and non-commercial organization of which membership is optional, within a particular society. Examples include churches, political parties, pressure groups, leisure ...
voluntary sector

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A sphere of social action and human organization that is based upon neither the market (the private sector) nor the government (the state), but upon the self-organized activities and institutions of ...

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