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2. Value Added Theory (cont’d)

4.

according to Smelser, all social behaviour is driven by one

of four components of social action;

Values – general, provide legitimacy for behaviour, provide

framework for goal-oriented actions

Norms – guidelines for social behaviour in specific

circumstances – can be formal or informal

3.  Individual Mobilization for Action – individual actions that

are initiated and unfold within pre-existing social

structures and institutions

Situational Facilities – means and obstacles that facilitate

or hinder attainment of goals – tools, skills, knowledge

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