Written by an expert with more than 30 years of experience in system and control theories, Sociology, Politicians, and Human Nature presents a structural approach to macrosociological systems that describes pre cisely the dynamics of societal systems. The author provides an innovative presentation of the theoretical aspects of societal systems dynamics. This book enriches readers knowledge about human societies, their development and moving forces, and it enables readers to filter and better understand social media information.
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- New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Oxford, Wien, 2021. XVI, 306 pp., 1 b/w ill.
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- 1 System Approach to Macrosociology
- Specifics of Sociological Models
- Basic Structural Components of Social Systems
- Interpretation of the Well-Being Criterion
- Organized Religion and Societal Structure
- 2 Lessons of History
- Hunting and Gathering Society
- Pastoral Societies
- Horticultural Societies
- Agricultural Societies
- Industrial Societies
- Post-Industrial Societies
- 3 Societal Dynamics and Ideology
- Basic Role of Government and Dynamics of the Administrative Unit
- Dynamics of Ideology
- How to Evaluate Societal Progress
- 4 Pyramidal Societal Structures
- Formation of Pyramidal Societal Structures
- Reasons of Evolution of the Pyramidal Societal Structures
- Reasons of Unsuccessful Premature Transformations
- Formation and Destruction of Pseudo Democratic Societal Structures
- Modernized Autocratic Structures
- 5 Democratic Societal Structures
- Capitalist Societal Structure
- Socialism vs Capitalism
- Mixed Democratic Societal Structures
- 6 Globalization and Politics
- Economic Globalization
- Political Globalization
- Cultural Globalization
- Nationalism and Globalism
- Global Labor Organizations
- 7 Human Nature and Politics
- Trade as a Political Tool
- Media as a Political Tool
- Social Control
- 8 Urgent Social Problems
- 9 Difficulties to Keep Being the World’s Superpower
- About the Author
4 Pyramidal Societal Structures
“Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.”
It is well known that the societies of different continents follow almost identical stages of their development. It means that social development is not a random process. This process is subordinated to objective laws. Like the laws of physics, such laws arise from the undeniable laws of nature. Unfortunately, the current sociology is unable to formulate precisely the laws of societal developments to look and be accepted as a rigorous science that can not only explain the historic events of the past but also to predict social development in the future and offer methods how to control social processes. The knowledge how to control social processes would play a decisive role for human existence and prosperity.
Historical examples of societal development starting from hunting and gathering societies present an extensive testing material to check the validity of various hypothesis, models, and theories. The considering societal model consists ←91 | 92→of the administrative and production units, and ideology presents an important internal factor that influences the functioning of the whole societal system. The separate analysis of dynamics of the administrative and production units and their components in Chapters 2 and 3 helps better understand the interaction between these units and the main structural properties of the societal mechanism that produces changes in a society based on changes of the dominant ideology existed in the society. The societal mechanism is a collective action of...
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