normative order

normative order

a system of rules and standards appropriate to a given social situation. In the work of PARSONS, a normative order is said to comprise two elements: VALUES and NORMS. Norms are rules which are specific to a given social situation, e.g. an assembly, a Christmas party. Thus they are seen as regulating action and relations within a group or system. Values are also moral and regulatory, but they have a wider significance in as much as they go beyond a specific situation and are seen as informing norms in different contexts and thus as serving to connect different systems. In Parsonian terms, therefore, the value aspect of the normative order is crucial in ensuring pattern maintenance (see SUBSYSTEMS MODEL).
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The second principle requires the creation and maintenance of an actual order of positive laws which preserves and embodies the more general principle of normative order.
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No one would seriously argue that official law is the only normative order that informs human conduct.
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Every normative order is supposed to incorporate in its nucleus universal content in the form of a concept revealed by reason.
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The legal order is the normative order of human behaviour: a system of norms regulating human behaviour.