Integrating society through structural norms
Synonyms: Normative social integration
Applying normative pressure
Description: Integration achieved when the common values in the cultural system are institutionalized in structural elements of the social system. This may occur at three levels: to categories of persons, to collectivities, or to structured roles within collectivities. At each level sanctions exist, as well as the specifications of correct conduct.
Counter Claim: The evidence is thin that normative pressures work for necessities; Much better are financial incentives or legal sanctions.
Subjects: MechanicsApplicationSociety ConstructionQuality unificationStandards
Type Classification: C: Cross-sectoral strategies