SOC401 Assignment 2 Solution and Discussion
Due Date: 16-01-2020
SEMESTER Fall 2019 Cultural Anthropology (SOC401)
Assignment No. 02
Assignment marks: 20
To make students familiar with the types of political organizations and the mechanisms through which social control is maintained.
One important question regarding states’ formation and building of nation states is “why people surrender some of their autonomy to the power and authority of the state?” Different theories of political organizations explain this question with different justification; your task is to provide example of such practice in any area of the world and justification of this question against each of the following:
Voluntaristic State Formation
Hydraulic Theory of State Formation
Coercive Theory of State Formation
Marking scheme= 12 (13) (33)
In bands and tribes social control is maintained by informal mechanisms whereas modern societies use more formal mechanisms to maintain this control, in your opinion which type of mechanism is more effective in sustaining social order and conflict resolution and why? Explain with examples. (08)
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