Have Civilising Processes Changed Direction? Informalisation, Functional Democratisation, and GlobalisationCas Wouters
With his concept “functional democratisation,” Norbert Elias articulates how a specific type of “social equalisation” is connected to expanding interdependency networks and long-term civilising processes. This article initially focuses on connections between functional democratisation and informalisation, throwing new light on the wider framework of the theory of civilisation and informalisation, as well as on these processes themselves. These insights are followed by a discussion into how functional democratisation and informalisation are interconnected with social differentiation...
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