The Changing Social Structure

  • Michael Moran
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Abstract

Politics is a social activity. The solitary occupant of a desert island can develop a simple economy, practise religion and produce art; but only the arrival of a Man (or Woman) Friday makes politics either possible or necessary. Because political activity has this special character, it is intimately affected by the way social life is organised: by the historical development of a community; by its economic organisation; by the relations of equality and inequality existing between its members.

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© Michael Moran 1985

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