Principles of Social Structures and their institutional Manifestations
Societal models, as has been pointed out, are cultural outcomes based on a
compromise between four principles o f social structure: efficiency, equality,
security, and power. Yet, the decentralized political system (Immanuel
Wallerstein 1974) and cultural fragmentation o f Europe (or heterodoxy, see
Shmuel N. Eisenstadt 1987) cannot fully explain these cultural pillars.