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Ch 13: Military & Other Coercive Institutions

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons and learn how a coercive institution is organized, why the military conforms to that description and what other organizations are coercive institutions. Following each lesson are quizzes that can help you gauge your comprehension of the materials.

Military and Other Coercive Institutions - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Although the military sometimes uses other methods, it is primarily a coercive institution, which means it uses force to achieve its goals. Coercive institutions also use methods common to all types of formal organizations, such as written policies, division of labor and a method of replacing members who leave the group. In this series of lessons, we'll look at the military and other coercive groups. By the end of this chapter, you should know:

  • How utilitarian, normative and coercive organizations differ
  • Why the military can be categorized primarily as a coercive organization
  • How the military uses its coercive powers
  • What constitutes a coercive institution

Video Objective
Formal Organization Structure: Utilitarian, Normative & CoerciveLearn the characteristics of the three types of formal organizations.
Military Coercion: Definition & ExamplesExplore what is meant by military coercion, with examples.
Coercive Institutions: Definition & TypesExamine what constitutes institutional coercion, and look at examples, such as some religious institutions.

Chapter Practice Exam
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