53 Social Theories
John Spacey, February 05, 2020 updated on December 23, 2022
Social theories, or sociological theories, are concepts and models that describe complex human systems known as societies. These systems are used to produce goods and quality of life while providing justice, rights, freedoms and managing risk. Societies can also be oppressive, dysfunctional, chaotic, unstable and irrational. The following are useful theories that can be used to model, explain and predict societies.
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