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Coser, tr. W.D. Halls, reprint (London 1993) , p. 287. 120 Idem, The Rules of sociological method, etc., p. 131. 121 Steven Lukes, op. cit., p . 20. 122 Langlois and Seignobos, op. cit., pp. 212-213. 123 See for instance ibid. , p . 239, where groups such as states and
churches are said to be nothing but superficial unities composed of heterogeneous elements; and p. 242, where society, instead of being considered as a "real existence" having a structure and functions, is analysed in terms of individual men and their relations.