Creating Good Communities and Good Societies

Contemporary Sociology, Vol 29, Issue 1, pp. 188-195, January 2000

11 Pages Posted: 26 Jul 2009

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Amitai Etzioni

The George Washington University

Date Written: January 1, 2000

Abstract

The term 'community' characterizes a good society, however, it is argued that the term is ill-defined and is often used in incompatible situations. The term is defined as 'a social entity that has the elements necessary to contain conflict within sustainable boundaries' and is not necessarily territorial. The concept of community is analyzed, including an overview of inequality, moral dialogues and bonding.

Keywords: community, inequality, bonding, moral dialogues

Suggested Citation

Etzioni, Amitai, Creating Good Communities and Good Societies (January 1, 2000). Contemporary Sociology, Vol 29, Issue 1, pp. 188-195, January 2000. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1438224

Amitai Etzioni (Contact Author)

The George Washington University ( email )

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Washington, DC 20037
United States

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