FUNCTIONALISM AND THE CONFLICT THEORY

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Functionalism: - conflict is not something that would help the mechanism continuing to work - a framework that stops the political sphere to be harmonious - stops the good functioning of the society! after the 2nd WW the interest towards conflicts appeared once more 1950-1960 => a new trend that opposes the functionalism => reaction to functionalism

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WEEK X.Social and political science conflicts (pressure competition)- do not necessarily involve conflicts and violence- according to the agreed rules- appeared in the 19th century- 2 types of approaches:Functionalism:- conflict is not something that would help the mechanism continuing to work- a framework that stops the political sphere to be harmonious - stops the good functioning of the society! after the 2nd WW the interest towards conflicts appeared once more1950-1960 => a new trend that opposes the functionalism => reaction to functionalism => The Conflict Theory 1. Ralph DAHRENDORF:- early 1990s, looks in social transformation in the central and eastern part- used Karl MARX and Georg SIMMEL in order to express his point of viewMarx - class conflict , interest of labor versus interest of capitalSimmel - believed that conflicts would have a positiv

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