Creating Good Communities and Good Societies
Contemporary Sociology, Vol 29, Issue 1, pp. 188-195, January 2000
11 Pages Posted: 26 Jul 2009
Date Written: January 1, 2000
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
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