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Sociological Aspects of Peasant Cooperation in Post-Socialist Romania
Sociological Aspects of Peasant Cooperation in Post-Socialist Romania

Author(s): Srđan Šljukić
Subject(s): History
Published by: NEW EUROPE COLLEGE - Institute for Advanced Studies
Keywords: Modern society and agriculture; Agricultural co-operatives in Romania in the light of statistics;

Summary/Abstract: The crucial characteristic of modern societies is the fact that they possess a stronger ability of adaptation than all the other societies (Parsons, 1992: 9). The power, which modern societies are able to express both inside themselves (through control and development of the resources available) and towards their surroundings (i.e., other existing societies), is mainly (but not only) rooted in the extremely high degree of their social integration, based on highly developed division of labor (organic solidarity – Durkheim) and the specific normative system. This integration is achieved by certain institutions and in all three spheres of social activity: economic, political and cultural. In economy, the main integrative mechanism is the market.

  • Issue Year: 2001
  • Issue No: 09
  • Page Range: 169-207
  • Page Count: 29
  • Language: English