29 September 2014
Answer in 250 words:
1) In what sense is family a primary group? Examine the correspondence between the nature and functions of the family on the one hand and the nature and functions of the state on the other, in a changing society.
2) Explain the basic features of “bureaucracy” and “oligarchy”. Do you, think that they have become a part or all modern societies? If so, why? Substantiate your answer with examples.
3) Analyse Weber’s thesis on the “protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism”. In the light of this thesis do you think that all religions facilitate social change? Illustrate your answer.