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) : Rogowski,Ronald L.

Report Date : SEP 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 111

Abstract : The report undertakes to review and amend extant theory on governmental stability. It is argued that theory since the 1930's 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)

Descriptors :   (*POLITICAL SCIENCE, STABILITY), (*SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, THEORY), GROUP DYNAMICS, BEHAVIOR, TRANSFORMATIONS, INEQUALITIES, CLASSIFICATION, WEST GERMANY

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE