Solidarity, Sociology of

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The discipline of sociology has taken the attainment of solidarity - in families, groups, organizations, and societies - as a principal outcome to be explained. This article compares normative, structural, and rational choice accounts of solidarity and discusses the likely paths of future research on this topic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780080970875
ISBN (Print)9780080970868
StatePublished - Mar 26 2015


  • Collective action
  • Community
  • Durkheim
  • Economics
  • Emotions
  • Norms
  • Rational choice theory
  • Sociology
  • Values

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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