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social organization

any relatively stable pattern or structure within a society, and the process by which such a structure is created or maintained. The term is a highly general one overlapping with such terms as SOCIAL STRUCTURE, SOCIAL ORDER, etc. See also ORGANIZATION.
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The conference, themed 'Globalization, Cooperation and Mutual Benefit,' put together in one forum the associations and chambers of commerce to exchange ideas, strategies, and initiatives in line with the new thrust of the Chinese government to open and transform the so-called social organizations in the country.
Social organizations participate in the management of social public affairs rooted in the internal logic of social organization.
Launched in 2011, SIAP helps 'For Profit' & 'Not for Profit' social organizations through business interventions in order to amplify their direct impact within the social ecosystem.
For the authors of The Social Organization, this reinforces the idea that the value in becoming a social organization is no longer notional or even mildly theoretical; fully networked organizations capture competitive advantage.
They've outstripped the rest of mammals and taken their social organization to another level.
There is a lot of emphasis on their role as military leaders (the death rate in their wars was impressive), but it was great fun to encounter again the story of the social organization of the Spartans and to observe how the Greeks struggled to maintain a measure of democracy while tyrants pressed to assert their authority.
Culturally identified in-groups became the norm, the basic template for human social organization.
"The truth is," said Lula, "that you had the initiative to create social pastoral committees and gave us the gift of the most beautiful social organization in the country." This is the first time a sitting president has attended the Brazilian Catholic bishops' national assembly.
Don't outsource to countries that violate author Ralph Peters" "Seven Signs of Non-Competitive States." Briefly, these are restrictions on the free flow of information, the subjugation of women, inability to accept responsibility for individual or collective failure, the extended family or clan as the basic unit of social organization, domination by a restrictive religion, a low valuation of education and low prestige assigned to work.
She finds that the conjunction of church and theater in eucharistic performances allowed York to examine presence and absence, and thus to function as a site for ambiguity and multiple representations of the social organization. This expands upon an argument from Beckwith's 1993 book, Christ's Body: Identity, Culture, and Society in Late Medieval Writings, which discussed the symbolic Christ as a model for medieval thinking about th e social order.
According to Rheingold, the Manila protesters and the Palm Pilot-wielding demonstrators who disrupted the World Trade Organization's 1999 Seattle meeting were avatars of a new form of social organization: the "smart mob," an ad-hoc alliance formed fleetingly by people who may not know one another but share a common, immediate goal and can communicate instantaneously.
Buschow Henley's elegantly rational solution simplifies spatial and social organization by linking the two main buildings and reinventing the central space as a multi-storey cloister for perambulating, meeting and thinking.