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integration (social) 

A Dictionary of Sociology

John Scott

In *functionalist theory, the term integration is fundamental, and describes ‘a mode of relation of the units of a system by virtue of which, on one hand, they act so as collectively to avoid disrupting the system and making it impossible to maintain its stability, and, on the other hand, to “cooperate” to promote its functioning as a unity’ (... ...

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