January 1, 1995
Publication:
Wiener Center for Social Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government
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The authors argue that the foundations of effective collective institutions sit on the processes of normative and positive acculturation of individuals. They refer to the socially-shared normative and positive conception (or "norms") in the realm of human action as "culture." In this framework, culture -especially a society's political norms - constitute an informal social contract.
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