established laws, practices and customs within a society AND those organizations withing a society that act to mould us into individuals
any formalised structure of society
Refers to the structural components of a society through which its main concerns and activities are organised, for example, the church, the law, government, family.
an excellent indicator of the increase in the quality of work on the one hand and respect for the law and the system on the other
The rules that operate in a society or, more formally, the humanly devised constraints that shape human interactions. An institution is formed when at least two individuals or groups create arrangements that bind more than themselves. Institutions therefore structure incentives in human exchange, whether political, social or economic. Institutions can be formal (i.e. devised rules) or informal (i.e. socially transmitted conventions and codes of behaviour). Thus, they can be created or may simply evolve over time, as does the common law. Institutions determine the opportunities in a society; organizations are created to take advantage of those opportunities and, as organizations evolve, they alter institutions (after North, 1990).
A significant practice, relationship, or organization in a society or culture.
a society's recurrent patterns of activity, such as religion, art, a kinship system, law, and family life.
are sets of formal and informal rules and norms that shape interactions of humans with others and nature.