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Sociology, Politics, and Human Nature

Rafael Yanushevsky

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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4 Pyramidal Societal Structures

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“Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.”

—Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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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