La società come istituzione
| STUDI DI SOCIOLOGIA - 2006 - 3-4
A key point in the researches on institutions is the place they have in the social system.
Especially sociology wonders which institutional shape is emerging in the contemporary society.
This paper looks through the meaning of ‘institution’, and then the social evolution of institutions,
by underlining the contributions of sociology, law and economics. State and society are
part of a complex link, in which State plays a subordinate role.