What role do social institutions play in our lives?

What role do social institutions play in our lives? Why is it important to understand our political system, our education system and the role of religion? Define these institutions sociologically. How do conflict theorists explain the role of these institutions in reinforcing inequality? What is globalization? Give examples of how globalization is a part of your everyday life. How does capitalism contribute to the “race to the bottom”? Why are we the only industrialized country with no universal health care and guaranteed sick leave and vacation time?

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