chapter  2
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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.