Identifying a Formality Hinterland: Trans-informality and Meta-formality Within UK “Better Regulation” Discourses
There is an obvious conceptual distinction between formal and informal social actions in both the sociology literature and in common usage. This is evident from the earliest classical sociology literature: in Tönnies’ Gemeinschaft and Gestellschaft, in Durkheim’s “mechanical” and “organic” solidarity and Weber’s “traditional” and “legal-rational” modes of authority. Since then the interaction between the two has been a central focus of empirical work and the duality remains the dominant form of analysis.
You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.
This site requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals.
Do you have any questions? Contact us.Or login to access all content.