The institutions of society #NGTiP09 and innovation

Institutions of cultural reproduction:
– religion, education, the family …

Institutions of production:
– agriculture, industry, work …

Institutions of defence/war
– the army, navy …

In “the past” institutions of production and defence were subordinated to the institutions of reproduction: “We enter into this great enterprise for the Glory of God…”

The end of the “age of faith” is marked by an inversion of this relationship, where the institutions of cultural reproduction are subordinated to the institutions of production: “education must meet the needs of industry”.

This is the wider context in which we must understand the complexity of institutional change.

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