This is a very comprehensive encyclopedia of Eleven Volumes on Sociology. Social, political, and economic systems all over the world are directed towards improving the existing social systems. The religious orthodoxy in defining and explaining a social system has given place to scientific understanding and explaining the ultimately for improving the social systems.
It has been tried to present the views of the most prominent sociologists of the world in all three volumes. Although the attempt to formulate a general conception of action is the basis of Parson's work , the element most revalant to the interest of the political scientists is likely to be his theory of social systems, power, authority and government the phenomena with which political science is chiefly concerned are most directly in the context of the social systems, although it has been seen, Parson's attempts to tie together personality, culture, and social systems and therefore the political system.
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