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The tradition from Malthus, Marx, and Ogburn points to differential rates of change is an important predictor variable. Although normal industrial societies include components changing at highly unequal rates without necess arily revealing maladaptive behavior, it still seems a good strategy to...
This paper starts with a short survey of the literature dealing with the prob lem of evaluating the performance of a given news medium or news channel as to the transmission of foreign news. Then it goes on to discuss various possibilities of testing hypotheses about the flow and structure of...
The aim of the study was to measure images concerning the successfulness of the functioning of seven social institutions. The data are based on a nation wide representative Finnish survey. Institutions as attitude-objects were Provincial Governments, Judiciary, Old-Age Pension system, Church,...
A critique of the moderating approach to functionalism taken by Merton in his essay on "Manifest and Latent Functions" is presented. The focus is on the alternatives proposed by Merton to the prevail ing postulates of functionalism: the postulate of functional unity, the postulate of universal...
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