Five functional requisites of society

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A functional requisite is a major task a society must satisfy in order to survive. There are five functional requisites.
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1

Replacing members

Without this first requisite, the population would diminish through attrition and death. The society must perpetuate itself in sheer numbers.

2

Socialization

New members must be socialized into the society, or else it will descend into chaos. Socialization can be achieved through religion, education and other institutions.

3

Production, distribution

Goods and services must be generated, and disseminated through economic institutions.

4

Preserving order

There must be a protection against internal and external attack. Police to patrol the streets and military to defend against invasion fulfill this requisite.

5

Purpose

A sense of purpose brings people under the yoke of society, even if perpetuating the society requires personal restraint and even sacrifice. Without purpose, the society is destroyed by individual self-interest.